Conservatives started spinning even before the dancing stopped on election night. Obama’s victory is impressive, but “this is still a center right nation,” went the mantra. “This was a good Democratic year, says Bill Kristol, “but this is still a center-right country. Conservative and the Republican Party will have a real chance for a comeback. National Review editor Rich Lowry is less sanguine, but concludes:
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Recent Stories by Robert Borosage
February Jobs Report: We’re Going Nowhere Fast
The February jobs report is more of the same: an economy that is not growing fast enough to put Americans back to work or to provide any lift to wages.
Obama’s 2015 Budget: Waging Populist Fights in Strategic Retreat
President Obama's 2015 Budget picks good fights with the right enemies.
Tax Reform: Republicans Abandon Their Own Ship
When Republican Rep.
Fast Track to Nowhere: America’s Failed Trade Policy
The old trade model has failed us miserably.
The Filibuster Against the Jobless: A Moral Disgrace
By a margin of one vote, a Republican filibuster blocked extension of aid to the long-term unemployed in the middle of the winter.
About Robert Borosage
Robert L. Borosage is the founder and president of the Institute for America’s Future and co-director of its sister organization, the Campaign for America’s Future. The organizations were launched by 100 prominent Americans to develop the policies, message and issue campaigns to help forge an enduring majority for progressive change in America. Mr. Borosage writes widely on political, economic and national security issues. He is a Contributing Editor at The Nation magazine, and a regular blogger on the Huffington Post. His articles have appeared in The American Prospect, the Washington Post, the New York Times and the Philadelphia Inquirer. He edits the Campaign’s Making Sense issues guides, and is co-editor of Taking Back America (with Katrina Vanden Heuvel) and The Next Agenda (with Roger Hickey).
Mayor De Blasio Is Right About Charter Schools
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At CPAC, Sarah Palin mangled "Green Eggs and Ham" and declared that "Yes, we can" has become "No, we can't" under Obamacare.
Progressive Caucus ‘Better Off Budget’ Plan: 9 Million Jobs In 3 Years
The Caucus' proposal is a loud and audacious rebuke to conservative austerity economics.
Newark’s School Crisis and the GOP’s War on Our Cities
The Newark story is part of a larger pattern in which Republican governors override local governments, especially urban ones, to serve both their ideology and their corporate patrons.
Warning To Democrats: Millennials Belong To No One
Young adults hold liberal views on social issues but are increasingly reluctant to identify with either party.
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