Advice for the Republican National Committee that it will not take: Cull the number of presidential candidates you put on the debate stage by how much money they raised.
David Brooks argued that the re-election of British Prime Minister David Cameron proves that "The world has not turned left" and instead we are experiencing a "Center-Right Moment." This is demonstrably wrong.
Labour's Ed Miliband was unable to distance himself from the last Labour government that voters had rejected. In other words, voters had long memories. That's what should worry Republicans in America.
Republican leaders can't keep their promise to cut spending down to a level not seen since before the New Deal. Capitulation is inevitable. They can admit it now, or pay a price later.
Thursday election in Great Britain will be a fascinating case study on multiple levels. Can an incumbent party survive a record of austerity? How can a party recover from past failures on the economy?
The Kochs can't buy the Pope, but presumably they have some members of Congress on retainer. Still, perhaps the Pope can turn at least one Republican away from oil and coal patrons.
Republicans often are gluttons for punishment. So it's not surprising that they're gearing up for another futile and embarrassing letter campaign, this time on climate.
The real Democratic race is not about whether Hillary will win. Rather, it’s who will win Hillary. If you want populist progressives to successfully influence her platform, then you should come to Washington this weekend for Populism2015.
At Monday's 'Good Jobs Green Jobs' conference, Sen. Elizabeth Warren deftly melded her case for a stronger middle class with her call to avert a climate crisis. The next step will be taken at the Populism2015 conference.
Sen. Rand Paul wants to radically slash the size of our federal government and drastically limit its responsibilities. Oddly for a devout ideologue, he doesn't want to tell you that.
The days when the environmentalism was constantly pitted against economic growth are ending, even if climate science deniers continue to spread fear about economic devastation if we cap our carbon pollution.
President Obama's pledge is based on programs already in the works that don't need approval from a Republican Congress. More effort – and a new Congress – will eventually be needed to avert a climate crisis.
A healthy Republican primary would feature a competition of ideas to reach those presently outside the narrow Republican tent, with multiple candidates trying to better Jeb Bush's thin, if well-meaning, appeals.
McConnell is executing a literal scorched-earth strategy: urging governors to adopt a quasi-nullification strategy and ignore federal authority ... ensure we fail to do our part to avert the baking of the planet.
Continually allowing the tea party to dictate the Republican Party platform has consequences. Not only is there short-term political risk, but there is also a long-term risk to the soul of the Republican Party.
Republicans will fully own this radical vision to "reduce [government] to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub." You might have thought Grover Norquist was joking, but these Republicans aren't.
Jeb Bush is developing an odd habit of breezily touting parts of his record that don't look good up close. We've already had one President Bush who liked to say that up is down. Didn't work out too well.
A 10-year balanced budget would require $5.5 trillion in deficit reduction by people who don't believe in tax increases or military spending cuts. By the final year, social spending would have to slashed in half.
If Sen. Cotton fully understood the U.S. Constitution, he would know that he needs 67 Senate votes if he's going to act like he can override a presidential veto. And his letter only has 47 signatures.
Republicans insisted it was a First Amendment principle to equate money with speech. Now they must contend with the Citizens United world they fought to create.
Yesterday on MSNBC's "Up With Steve Kornacki," I discussed my recent POLITICO Magazine analysis "What If HIllary Bows Out?" Of course, the former Secretary is highly likely to run. But exploring the matter still has value.
Republicans said Obamacare would kill jobs and ruin our health care system. But after the latest jobs report, there's no serious argument to make that Obamacare has done either.
Republicans, have mercy on your presidential candidates. Just get this immigration debate over with so your presidential candidates don't have to flip-flop anymore.
Republicans, who want you to think they take terrorism more seriously than President Obama because they like to say "radical Islam," are playing games with the money to protect us from terrorist attacks.
Tom Edsall at The New York Times argues that the Democrats should be worried because of "how far the Republican Party has traveled." But let's not overstate the case.
Will white workers still hate the stimulus if the economic recovery it helped spur begins to raise wages? Will they still hate Obamacare if it wins the fight against health cost inflation?
Jeb Bush's speech to the Detroit Economic Club pledging to close the "opportunity gap" is strikingly similar to George W. Bush's 1999 stump speech touting "compassionate conservatism."
Are congressional Republicans ready to have an honest debate between to competing budgetary visions for America? Nope. Just bogus attacks that try to kick up enough sand so we can't have an honest debate.
A discussion with Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio shows in stark relief how Republicans are trying, and failing, to be seen as the party of the middle class.
Jeb Bush's address to the National Automobile Dealers Association attracted much positive press. He sounded like an adult. He was willing to challenge conservative orthodoxy. Just one problem: it didn't make any sense.
It is becoming increasingly unacceptable, even among Republicans, to defend the "hoax" line. We are moving toward a climate debate over how to solve the problem, not whether there is a problem.
Now that Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are poised to duke it out over donor checks and electability claims, will that provide an opening for a Tea Party presidential candidate to squeak past them?
One of the first bills passed by the Republican House after being in session for three days was the "Save American Workers Act of 2015" - and by "save" Republicans meant saving 1.5 million workers from the burden of having health insurance.
Yesterday's ground-breaking ceremony for California's high-speed rail system was the second major advancement in President Obama's vision for modernizing America's train tracks in the last two weeks.
It's not as much fun to write about as a broken website, but Healthcare.gov is humming along this year. And the decades-long rise of the cost of health insurance premiums appears to have been arrested.
Much of the initial analysis of Jeb Bush's candidacy centers on the question if he is too moderate to win the Republican primary. The more important question is if Jeb is too conservative to win the general election.
A fascinating graphic presentation from Bloomberg shows how America has nearly achieved energy independence and broken our addiction to oil. It's not because oil got too expensive.
Can the populist wing of the party expand its influence over the business-friendly wing, and will congressional Democrats will use their leverage to scuttle any White House-blessed bipartisan deals in 2015?
The back-to-back Bush and Obama administrations allow us to easily compare the effectiveness of liberal and conservative economic policies. On jobs, unemployment and corporate profits, it's no contest.
Pursuing health care reform did not stop President Obama from building on the stimulus. Congress did. President Obama proposed $80B of additional stimulus in June 2010. Blame the 53 Senators who killed it.