Post Archive

August 1, 2011

One theme of the Republican primary season has been voters’ dissatisfaction with the candidates. The apparent unworthiness of the candidates has been intense enough for...

Or as Gallup prefers to frame it in its desperately optimistic headline: Obama Weekly Approval at 42%; Liberal Support Remains High: Although President Obama's job approval...

According to the most recent Gallup Poll, 41 percent of Americans self-identify as conservative, 36 percent as moderate and 21 percent as liberal. The most interesting...

As Pete pointed out this morning, Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker predicts economic calamity to come from the debt deal, because it will be...

Nobody can blame House Speaker John Boehner for trying to keep his members in line on the debt ceiling deal, but who is he kidding...

Peter poked fun at Paul Krugman's apocalyptic hand-wringing, but in fairness, the NYT economist is just following the tone set by the Democratic leadership. It's...

A mini-storm has erupted in news circles over an item by my colleague Seth Mandel here about Norah O'Donnell of CBS News and whether, in...

Defense hawks have two areas of concern in the debt ceiling deal. The first is the initial $917 billion savings, which includes $350 billion in...

Liberals, deflated by the right’s debt ceiling victory, have seized on a new accusation against the Tea Partiers and conservatives who effected a seismic shift...

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was clearly in an upbeat mood during today’s press briefing. Many of the reporters in the room, however, were...

I don't always agree with Paul Krugman of the New York Times, but one of the things I appreciate about him is his equanimity, his...

In response to ideologues who insist the left has nothing to contribute to national security debates, I offer their Bush-era sloganeering about the ontological doom reserved...