Political scientists like to argue that politics is about who gets what and that self-interest tends to drive policy preferences. But the real world doesn't always work this way -- certainly not when...
July 11, 2011 | David Callahan
Not a day goes by without a conservative leader or media outlet arguing that the stimulus has been a failure and that uncontrolled government spending is only making the recession worse. Of course,...
July 11, 2011 | David Callahan
Everyone in both political parties says they want to bring down unemployment, and that sense of urgency is sure to grow after today's dismal job numbers, which show unemployment creeping up to 9.2...
July 8, 2011 | David Callahan
Thank you Scott Walker for the reminder that when it rains, it pours. The Journal Times of Wisconsin reported a few weeks ago that, just as the Governor's collective bargaining changes became law,...
July 8, 2011 | Rakim Brooks
Purely from a policy standpoint, today was a terrible day to be "against" Medicaid. For the first time, reported The New York Times, a large-scale study of the impact of Medicaid found that When...
July 7, 2011 | Elon Green
After the sudden demise of the News of the World today, tabloid editors will surely think twice before drawing on illegally obtained information. But other unethical practices – used by a...
July 7, 2011 | David Callahan
With a proposal over future fuel economy standards expected in September, it’s shaping up to be a long summer of wrangling between the Obama Administration and the auto industry over the...
July 7, 2011 | Louis Wasser
In an online article for The New Republic, Michael Kazin unintentionally reveals why Pat Buchanan is probably right about the debt ceiling negotiations. For the last two days, Buchanan has argued on...
July 6, 2011 | Rakim Brooks