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Washington Inside Out

The Mixed Bag of GOP Control

Even if Republicans win a majority in both houses, with power comes responsibilities that pose risks.  

Purity Vanishes When Reality Bites

Governing means making tough choices—and the reaction to Dave Camp's tax-reform plan makes it clear that this will not be a year for tough choices.

Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy Will Be More About Risk Mitigation Than Great Triumphs

In his second term, he will need to focus on avoiding catastrophes, not creating triumphs.

The Plot to Muzzle the IRS and Keep Secret Money Secret

Those going after the agency want to keep secret hundreds of millions in dark, undisclosed money to run political attack ads and muddy the waters.

The Exodus of Problem Solvers on Capitol Hill

Recent retirements mean the number of lawmakers willing to cooperate to get things done are dwindling fast.

Washington Has a Snark Problem—Even When it Comes to Kids

The flood of snarky responses to my suggestion that KidSave could help solve American inequity shows the knee-jerk state of discourse in our country.

How Giving $1,000 to Every Baby in America Could Reduce Income Inequality

The sooner someone implements it, the better.

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The Mixed Bag of GOP Control

Even if Republicans win a majority in both houses, with power comes responsibilities that pose risks.  

Purity Vanishes When Reality Bites

Governing means making tough choices—and the reaction to Dave Camp's tax-reform plan makes it clear that this will not be a year for tough choices.

Obama's Foreign Policy Legacy Will Be More About Risk Mitigation Than Great Triumphs

In his second term, he will need to focus on avoiding catastrophes, not creating triumphs.

The Plot to Muzzle the IRS and Keep Secret Money Secret

Those going after the agency want to keep secret hundreds of millions in dark, undisclosed money to run political attack ads and muddy the waters.

The Exodus of Problem Solvers on Capitol Hill

Recent retirements mean the number of lawmakers willing to cooperate to get things done are dwindling fast.

Washington Has a Snark Problem—Even When it Comes to Kids

The flood of snarky responses to my suggestion that KidSave could help solve American inequity shows the knee-jerk state of discourse in our country.

How Giving $1,000 to Every Baby in America Could Reduce Income Inequality

The sooner someone implements it, the better.

Show More