The re-emergence of a Democratic left will be one of the major stories of 2014. Moderates, don’t be alarmed: Its return is good news for the political center.
The Republican leadership seems to hope Obamacare will collapse under its own weight. Not all conservatives are convinced of the wisdom of that approach.
The argument for raising the minimum wage is as much moral as economic; it is an argument about fairness and the dignity of labor.
As a signature policy issue, President Barack Obama’s national health-care program is right up there with Bush’s Iraq.
President Obama is furiously fending off those “winter of discontent” stories, and it’s not even winter yet.
Republicans took a step back from the tea party. An ebullient progressive was elected mayor of New York. And a Democrat was elected governor of Virginia.
Contemporary liberal political philosophers are kindly disposed toward the idea of religious liberty but eager to contain the influence of religion over politics.
Nowhere is the sickness of privatization more apparent than in public education, where "reformers" promote it in the guise of the pursuit of excellence.
Sluggish growth and persistent unemployment are the real problems. The paradox is that the deficit would be less challenging if we'd been less preoccupied with it.
States that created their own healthcare exchanges and expanded Medicaid coverage are providing insurance to tens of thousands of customers.
Let's allow ourselves hope after the defeat of extremists who closed the government down to accomplish nothing. Some important things have changed for the better.