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A Message for My Distraught and Deeply Unhappy Democratic Friends

The mistake Democrats and folks on the left are generally making, in their angry reaction to the recent Republican sweep, lies, at least in part, in their supposition that Obama was the object of unique political obstructionism, unparalleled in the experience of any other president and so they have somehow …

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One Recount, One Time and Done

Once again Democrats are disappointed with an election and, just as in 2000, when the popular vote count gave them hope of reversing an electoral vote outcome they found distressing, many partisans on the left are eager to support Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein’s push for recounts in key …

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The Powers and Prerogatives of Presidents

A major problem with the Obama presidency has been the president’s notion that if he doesn’t get what he wants one way (a legislative change or an appointee, say) he is free, as the president, to simply do it anyway. Tom Perez’ initial appointment as Chair of the National Labor …

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