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Florida GOPers Want Literally Anything Other Than Obamacare

At the Plum Line Greg Sargent has been closely watching the many-splendored furor of the brouhaha in Florida over health care policy, mostly revolving around Republican arguments for and against...

Day's End and Night Watch

April is flying by, without much in the way of showers. Here are some remains of the day: Greg Sargent argues convincingly that HRC has moved "to the left"...

Safe Change

An awful lot of the argument about HRC's positioning--and her launch, for that matter--involves her relationship to two things, one a person--Obama--and one a concept--change. I think Greg Sargent has...

When it Comes to Congress, Don't Mistake Heat for Light

I'm going to go out on a bit of a limb and disagree with one of my favorite pundits: Greg Sargent. He suggests that there is a big difference between...

Reining In That Dangerous Peace-Making

Greg Sargent gets Sen. Chris Murphy on record making an important point about the foreign policy debates going on in Congress: Murphy asks why Congress is so much more eager...

Blowing Up the Deal

I haven’t had time to look into specifics, but Iran and several world powers have agreed on a framework for a nuclear deal. Greg Sargent writes, The preliminary deal would limit continued operation of centrifuges to one site, while converting a second one — which had been the subject of controversy — to a research […]

Let's Hear Some Specifics From Iran Deal Opponents

Greg Sargent is right: in the wake of the announcement today of a framework "understanding" for a Iran nuclear deal to be signed by the end of June, it's time...

Supreme Provocation on Marriage Equality?

While we are mulling the conservative reaction to their eroding position on marriage equality, and the strain that is going to put on the GOP's presidential field, Greg Sargent has...

Bush Versus Walker Mainly a Choice of Strategies, Not Policies

Greg Sargent makes a point today that we may well have reason to keep in mind throughout the Invisible Primary for 2016. There is an emerging media narrative that the...

Yes, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker Are Different Kinds of Conservatives

Jeb Bush may project a warmer, fuzzier, less hardnosed conservatism than Scott Walker, but is there really much difference between them? Greg Sargent isn't so sure: Here’s what I’ll be watching: How will this basic underlying difference,...Show More Summary

Liberal Groups Are Already Pushing For Warren As Senate Leader

Greg Sargent with some background on how the maneuvering to replace Harry Reid as minority (or majority) leader is likely to shake out: This debate is already underway: Two liberal groups are now floating the idea of a Warren run for...Show More Summary


Greg Sargent has what I think is a pretty solid run-down of where progressive Democrats are with the Trans-Pacific Partnership. In short, it’s not a strong hand. In this era where many congressional Democrats basically ignore labor and neoliberalism rules the day, we are stuck relying on a combination of Democrats who care more about […]

Can Labor And The Democrats Fix The TPP?

Greg Sargent with some news on the TPP fight: Here’s the latest: Labor is ratcheting up its campaign against Senate Democrats to prevent them from caving on what unions — and many liberal Democrats — see as a core mechanism for ensuring...Show More Summary

Is Ted Cruz Really An Outlier?

Greg Sargent's thoughtftul analysis is some of the best there is, judging by how little I want to tear my hair out and scream after I read his writing. In my opinion, he's the best hire the Washington Post has made in years, and I love...Show More Summary

No, Really, the Supreme Court Going Troofer Would Be A Disaster

Very important point by Greg Sargent here: Scott Walker has now supplied yet another piece of evidence that Republicans will likely find themselves unable or unwilling to act if the Supreme Court guts Obamacare subsidies for millions in three dozen states. In the process, he’s illustrated how such a Court ruling will likely set in […]

A dozen states prep argument in favor of lifting the hold on Obama's immigration actions

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

About a dozen states are preparing a legal brief that argues in favor of lifting the hold a federal judge placed on President Obama's immigration actions, reports Greg Sargent. The move could precipitate an argument among the statesShow More Summary

Dear Greg Sargent: YOU may not know what Scalia and Alito were up to yesterday. But I do.

The chief justice said almost nothing. – Supreme Court Appears Sharply Split in Case on Health Law, Adam Liptak, New York Times Okay, so how well did my predictions from three days ago hold up at the argument today in King v. Burwell? Well, I got the outcome right, but not the mechanism by which it […]

The GOP faces a ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ moment over DHS funding

As the Republican-controlled Congress grapples with governing in this mess over funding the Department of Homeland Security, the sense of deja vu is overwhelming. And Greg Sargent does a masterful job of recounting just how many times we have seen this movie before and the predictable way it will end. Think of it as an […]

The Supreme Court is putting billions of dollars to states at stake in Obamacare case

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Greg Sargent takes a stab—a well-informed and considered stab—at determining what's at stake economically for the states that might lose out in King v. Burwell, if the Supreme Court decides to take subsidies away from the states using the federal insurance exchange. Show More Summary

Republicans and Democrats Are Both in Favor of Approval to Fight ISIS

So what does the public think of President Obama's request for an authorization to use military force against ISIS? According to a new NBC/Marist poll, they're basically in favor: Greg Sargent has a partisan breakdown, and approval of the AUMF is surprisingly bipartisan: 60 percent of Democrats approve and 52 percent of Republicans approve. Show More Summary

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