Obama and his team should ease back on the transformational rhetoric and defend his proposals as commonsense responses.
On taxes and income, the U.S. is on par with European countries. Have American progressives chosen the wrong policies to push?
How would Newt handle the presidency? His lack of discipline and need for grandeur suggest he'd be a disaster in the White House.
As activists gain the upper hand, vocal minorities have come to dominate U.S. political debates, and the middle has lost its power
Notes on Obama, the differences between the left and right, and New York magazine's mostly good essay on the state of U.S. politics
It's possible that President Obama's health-care law is both illegal and a good idea