With Democrats Like These, Redux

Upon reading his latest public statement on health reform legislation,  it seems all-too-apparent that co-op-luvvin’ DINO Sen. Kent Conrad, one of 6 senators inexplicably tasked with determining the fate of US health insurance,  has officially lost the plot, as publius notes: When law students learn...

Feigned Disbelief and Political Theatre

Steve Hildebrand responds to critics in an interview with Greg Sargent: “I don’t regret any of it,” Hildebrand told me when I asked him a few minutes ago by phone whether he regretted the tone of his piece, which many found condescending and finger-wagging. “My intent was exactly...

How Not to Stem Criticism From Obama’s Left Flank

Memo to Deputy Transition Director Steve Hildebrand: poking a beehive with a sharp STFU stick isn’t gonna stop the buzzing. It’s just gonna get your dumb ass stung. David Sirota patiently explains why muzzling progressives isn’t the answer: The reason the Republican Party and conservative...