May 22, 2006
The American Prospect
• Taking Back the States: Jan/Feb 2007 cover profiling Eliot Spitzer, Deval Patrick, and Ted Strickland.
• Strategic Two-Fers: The politics of policy, or how Democrats can do well by doing good.
• Spin Me Right Round: The real meaning of the 2006 election.
• Risk Assessment: A roundtable on Jacob Hacker's The Great Risk Shift.
• The Man in Me: How I learned to dress.
• Don't Look Away: Time to stop ignoring AIDS. Yeah, you.
• The Rise of the Republicrats: Small government conservatism is dying. But is the left ready for what will take its place?
• Learned Aggressiveness: Win or lose, the netroots and Ned Lamont have made cowardice costly.
• Take a Pay Cut: The case for raising congressional salaries.
• Chicken Wing: The West Wing is over. Thank God.
• The New, New Gore: April 2006 cover story on Gore's post-election rehabilitation, his chances in 2008, and his attempts to forge a paradigm for political communication.
• Poverty is Back: February 2006 feature on the timidity of progressive thought on poverty and synthesis of what a new War on Poverty would look like.
• So You Say You Want a Deevolution?: Newt Gingrich is making a comeback, and it's going to work.
• Credit Hog: The pundits love Mitt Romney's health reform. Only problem is, he's not the guy to thank.
• European Shades of Green: Yeah, Europeans are better environmentalists than us. So what? So it's going to make them rich, that's what.
• Net Effects: Online activists are finally maturing into an interest group. If only they knew what they were interested in.
• Reforming for Quality: A review of two health care books.
• Sophomore Slump: Legendary Democratic thinkers Elaine Kamarck and William Galston has a follow-up to their classic paper, The Politics of Evasion. Too bad the sequel disappoints.
The Los Angeles Times
• Too Soon For Obama: Make him prove himself, first.
• California Nightmare: Why does the Golden State's gubernatorial race suck so much?
• The Job Hillary Clinton Should Want: Why she should run for Senate leadership, not president.
• A Rising Tide That Lifts Only Yachts: What good's a strong economy if it's pummeling the middle class?
• Paycheck Protection or Partisan Ploy: In case you were wondering, it's the latter.
The New Republic
The Washington Monthly
• Flat Lines and Bottom Lines: A review of Maggie Mahar's Money-Driven Medicine. In my opinion, my best book review.
• Power Trippi: How Howard Dean's people powered movement engineered his downfall.
• The Medical Malpractice Myth: Tort reform is bunk. The real medical malpractice crisis isn't in the courts, it's on the operating table.
• The Kids Aren't Alright: At least, not if they get sick. A look at the health insurance crisis among high school and college grads.
• How To be A Conservative Pundit in Three Easy Traits: I've always loved this piece. An examination of the conservative movement's cadre of cookie-cutter young pundits.
• To Leave or Not to Leave?: My debate with The New Republic's Adam Kushner on the logic of withdrawal from Iraq.
• Clash of the Titans: Big Telecom wants to screw up the internet. Big Internet has some objections.
• Wage-ing War on Immigrants: Beware conservatives in progressive clothing. A debunking of concerns over immigration's effects on low-wage labor.
The LA Weekly
• Oh Happy Day, Bush Won: Why you should be glad Bush won the election. Piece is looking pretty damn prescient, actually.
• The Pros and Cons of John McCain: Exactly what it sounds like.
• Meet The Anti-Arnold: Phil Angelides is the nerd you've been waiting for.
• Getting Out The Youth Vote (Or Not): 2004 was our fault.
• Bill's Gone Wild: Your guide to O'Reilly's sexual harassment strategies.
• Blogorrhea: What you should be reading.