Five Things Democrats Like Me Are Sick of Defending Obama On

In spite of all the excuses, as we look back on Obama’s presidency, let’s not forget the failures that he can make no excuses for.

Bipartisanship Is No Utopia

Washington gridlock can be annoying, but that doesn’t mean bipartisan consensus produced outcomes that are necessarily more popular.

Sorry America, Republicans Don’t Want Bipartisanship

It’s really hard to be bipartisan when one partisan side doesn’t want to.

Can Federal Prison Reform Actually Happen?

Most of the major players seem to be on board. Will prison reform succeed where other big ideas have failed?

Open Thread: What Will Be President Obama’s Biggest Challenge?

The fiscal cliff is looming, and so are issues of immigration, healthcare and Hurricane Sandy recovery. What will be our President’s biggest challenge in this next term?

Back To Business

Ken Goldstein favors a pro-business compromise on the economy.

Bob Dole on Rebounding After Loss

Inspiring story of how Bob Dole found his most rewarding work after losing the bid for President.