Paul Waldman

Paul Waldman is a contributing editor for the Prospect and the author of Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success.

Recent Articles

Our Kind of Conservatives.

In case you needed a reminder that things are different in America, check out this op-ed in the Independent, wherein British Prime Minister David Cameron -- the leader of the Conservative Party, remember -- writes of his commitment to gay rights:

The Return of the Tax Fairy

Conservatives gear up to defend the expiring Bush-era tax cuts.

Statue of Alexander Hamilton, first secretary of the Treasury, in front of U.S. Treasury building. (Flickr/winged photography)

"The apportionment of taxes," wrote James Madison in Federalist No. 10, "is an act which seems to require the most exact impartiality; yet there is, perhaps, no legislative act in which greater opportunity and temptation are given to a predominant party to trample on the rules of justice. Every shilling with which they overburden the inferior number, is a shilling saved to their own pockets."

Exposing the Secret Socialist in the Oval Office

It's hard to be rational about a politician when you disagree with nearly everything he or she does. That's a problem that plagues all of us who comment on politics. But those of us who want to be honest try to keep the danger of losing our grip on reality in mind as we evaluate what happens day to day.