Paul Waldman is a weekly columnist and senior writer for The American Prospect. He also writes for the Plum Line blog at The Washington Post and The Week and is the author of Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success.
You can't read a story about John McCain without seeing the word "maverick." But is it true?
From the archives: Robert Kuttner on how McCain failed to stand up to the Bush administration and Steve Benen on McCain's relationship with the media.Paul WaldmanFeb 12, 2008
Where each of the Democratic candidates might leave the country ideologically could ultimately be the most lasting determinant of the success of the next presidency.Paul WaldmanFeb 05, 2008
Our economic dominance may be threatened by China, India, and the European Union, but when it comes to the instruments of war, nobody else is even close. And it will stay that way no matter who, Democrat or Republican, gets elected.Paul WaldmanJan 31, 2008
Pick your tired metaphor -- take-no-prisoners, brass knuckles, no-holds-barred, playing for keeps -- however you describe it, the Clinton campaign is not only going after Obama, they're doing so in awfully familiar ways.Paul WaldmanJan 23, 2008