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  • Republican do-nothing strategy a midterm mistake

    Republicans think they've hit on the perfect strategy to win back the Senate in 2014: Sit back and let it happen. Everywhere they look, things are going their way. President Barack Obama's job approval is in the low 40s. His health-care law is doing a...
  • Not your father's Cold War

    Will everyone please stop talking about a new Cold War? However badly things work out between Russia and the United States and the West, a new Cold War isn't in the cards because Russia today isn't the Soviet Union. Sure, there are similarities. We are...
  • The emptiness of the right side of history

    The right side of history is bunk. In domestic politics, people (mostly liberals) tend to say, "You're on the wrong side of history" about social issues that are breaking their way. It's a handy phrase, loosely translated as, "You're going to lose...
  • Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem

    Yellen's 'gaffe' isn't her biggest problem
    Don't blame Janet Yellen for what she said. Blame her for what she's doing. Last week, Yellen had her first news conference since becoming chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. She said, in answering a question, that the Fed would probably raise interest...
  • Don't assume liberals always put principles before profits

    Leland Yee, a Democratic state senator and candidate for secretary of state in California, has been a longtime champion of gun control. This week he was arrested on numerous charges, including conspiracy to deal firearms without a license and conspiracy...
  • Jeb, Hillary and the case of tarnished political brands

    Some Republican fat cats are trying to coax former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush -- brother and son to two former presidents -- into making a bid for the White House. Democrats have been less subtle. They've created a super PAC called Ready for Hillary, which...
  • Obama's stand-up routine is laughable indeed

    President Obama was doing his favorite thing this week: talking to crowds of adoring young people who already agree with him while acting like he persuaded them about something. They also seemed to give Obama the impression that he's a really funny guy....
  • Obamacare isn't dying so what now for Republicans?

    Imagine that someone had told you a year ago what Obamacare would look like in April 2014. Let's say he predicted that the number of people with health insurance would rise, but by much less than the Congressional Budget Office was projecting. Much of...
  • Jeb Bush for president? He actually has a chance

    "The notion that Jeb Bush is going to be the Republican presidential nominee is a fantasy nourished by the people who used to run the Republican Party," writes Ben Smith of BuzzFeed. The former governor of Florida, who over the weekend said that he...
  • Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal...
  • Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?

    Why are we still fighting about whether women deserve equal pay?
    Happy Equal Pay Day. Happy what? According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition of women's groups, civil rights groups and labor unions, Equal Pay Day commemorates the continuing American gender wage gap. "This date," says the group,...