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A Prairie Populist Leaves the Senate

Jonathan Rowe on the retirement of his friend Byron Dorgan, a champion of workers and farmers and an early opponent of deregulating the banking industry.

Obama Needs Our Help

With presidents constrained by forces we can’t even see, the story of presidential achievement is in large measure the story of the movements that make action possible.

Craig and Me

Blood sport at home and away

Why Can’t Politicians Speak for Themselves?

It was late in the afternoon, the big hearing was the next morning, and the chief counsel of the US Senate subcommittee realized that no one had written an opening […]

Politics Just Doesn’t Get It

Ever since the recent election there has been hand-wringing and recrimination on the Democratic side. They need to move to the center. They need bold new themes. They don’t have […]

Reassigning Tim Russert

Journalists express opinion on press coverage of politics and public administration