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Mark Schmitt

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Why should Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid be untouchable and not other programs? And shouldn’t there be more to the liberal message than, “Don’t touch entitlements”? Read more

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The author's chronicle of solitary Americans after the financial crash is nostalgic—but for what, exactly?  Read more

Money, Politics and Power

Glee over the DLC's demise misses the point of its founding and its sad history. Read more

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Democrats no longer need the South, but the region needs them. Read more

Columns

The Republican majority intends to underplay its hand rather than take responsibility for governing. Read more

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If "ideas have consequences," as conservatives like to say, what's the consequence of having none? Read more

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The Supreme Court didn't just let corporations in; it created a new kind of money broker. Read more

Education in America

Progressives lost this election -- but conservatism and the Republican Party are hardly stronger for their success. Read more

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The Obama presidency is far from over, but little survives of the original theory behind it. Read more

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Social-issue extremism is a potent reminder of everything voters hated about Republican rule. Read more

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The 1970s were a decade of lost opportunities to reconstruct the New Deal order. Read more

Books, Arts and Culture

Republicans caused our economic uncertainty. Progressives have answers. Read more

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Sorry TNR, but Obama is still more Reagan than Carter. Read more

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