The president is in a much stronger negotiating position than Barack Obama was in 2011 or than many gloomy Democrats believe.
Author: Bill Scher, Washington Monthly
Despite Age, Inflation Biden Is (Probably) Going to Win
Most incumbent presidents get reelected. Here’s why the octogenarian in the White House is very unlikely to be an exception.
Biden Should Start Budget Talks Now
McCarthy has a weak hand when it comes to the debt ceiling, so there’s no reason to keep giving the speaker the cold shoulder.
Biden’s Smart Immigration Idea
The Welcome Corps allows Americans to sponsor groups of vetted migrants seeking asylum and help newcomers settle in their communities.
Biden Concedes Nothing in State of the Union Address
A deft, defiant Democratic president outfoxes the Republicans in front of the nation and smartly stresses antitrust and consumer rights.
Will Republicans Stand by Ukraine?
It would have been a no-brainer a few years ago, but the Trumpy GOP is divided over backing Kyiv.
Dems Urgently Need an Immigration Strategy
The party needs to get past its mantra of comprehensive immigration reform and address the border mess with seriousness and compassion, unlike the GOP.
Time Is Running Out To Protect the Civil Service
As president, Trump had a plan to crush the federal workforce, replacing thousands of careerists with conservative cronies. The next GOP standard-bearer is likely to champion just such a purge.
How Katie Hobbs Beat Crazytown in Arizona
Pundits slammed her low-key campaign and skipping debates with Kari Lake, the polished former news anchor-but look who’s laughing now.
Will the Midterms Be a ‘Wave’–and Does It Matter?
The issue isn’t just a couple dozen House seats. It’s the deep malaise of our political system.