strategy

When a hearing Thursday on long-term unemployment held before the 19-member Joint Economic Committee began, it was with just a single lawmaker in attendance. Read more...
Evan Axelbank, a reporter with WPTV in Florida, was tweeting late Tuesday night about a memo he received from a GOP campaign adviser to a local candidate there that contained some good news...for Democrats. (See the memo above.) Axelbank Read more...
Is the GOP employing a racist strategy to get Mitt Romney into the White House? Watch this video to find out. Read more...
Scott Walker was prank-called by a journalist pretending to be the billionaire David Koch. In a phone call that lasts 20 minutes, the Wisconsin governor speaks candidly about his strategy. The call proves that the whole event is motivated Read more...
Outside of Occupy Wall Street, I think the biggest change for the positive in the realm of political activism I've seen in the past few years is in the area of labor. Even before I started writing the labor beat at Crooks and Liars, I noticed Read more...

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Let's get this out of the way: David Brooks and his colleague Tom Friedman are two of the biggest frauds in the world of punditry. Anyone who claims to speak on behalf of "moderate" and "independent" voters has no idea what they're talking about Read more...
While we didn't win everything we wanted in Wisconsin, we scored a significant victory. Of the Republicans the left tried to recall in the state, three of the seven were successful. That's a pretty powerful message, since there were only four Read more...
Rep. Joe Walsh's weird, bullying, argumentative appearance on Hardball left me a little confused. Actually, Joe Walsh confuses me, and I'm thinking that's probably intentional. In addition to his, um, spirited defense of the odious cut, cap, Read more...
Throughout this painful 'negotiation' period, President Obama has boxed Cantor and Boehner into a corner. They only have two choices at this point: Hold a clean debt ceiling vote or let the Bush tax cuts go for anyone earning more than 250,000, Read more...