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Progress Pond · 4d ago

Why the Dems Cannot Win

The Democrats and their two independent allies, Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, currently hold 48 out of the 52 seats in the U.S. Senate. It should be relatively easy, con...
Progress Pond · 4d ago

No One Answers Trump’s Help Wanted Sign

How do you know that the Trump administration can’t find many qualified people to work for them? “I have people knocking down my door to talk to the presidential personnel office,” said Whit...
Progress Pond · 6d ago

Compare How the ACA and ACHA Were Created

On July 15th, 2009, I wrote a piece at my home blog Booman Tribune called Watching Health Care Get Built. It was a detailed recap of the experience I had on the previous day watching on CSPA...
Progress Pond · 6d ago

The Republicans Have No Workable Plan for the Debt Ceiling

The Washington Post headline is direct enough: White House without a plan to address debt ceiling. The debt ceiling may be far from the sexiest news item available to write about right now, ...
Progress Pond · 1w ago

Vladimir Putin Would Have James Comey Killed

Under the leadership of Josef Stalin, the Soviet Union’s internal security services were led by a People’s Commissar for Internal Affairs. Two of the most famous Commissars were Nikolai Yezh...
Progress Pond · 1w ago

How to Get Out of an Unholy Alliance

I am trying to think of some political alliances that haven’t worked out so well. Here are a few that come to mind: The Sauds’ decision to team up with Wahhabi preachers gave them legitimacy...
Progress Pond · 1W ago

Fox News Drops Claim to Be Fair and Balanced

The rise of Donald Trump has been almost as disruptive to Fox News as it has been for the country and the world. Add in the disgrace and death of Roger Ailes, the firing of Bill O’Reilly, an...
Progress Pond · 1W ago

Northam and Gillespie to Face Off in Virginia

Before the polls opened in Virginia yesterday, Harry Enten of 538 went over what the polling data indicated might happen and admitted that it was hard to say. On the Democratic side, the ave...
Progress Pond · 1W ago

Failed American Leadership is Isolating Taiwan

Last summer when the Democratic National Convention seemed to be overwhelmed by protesters carrying anti-TPP signs, leaders in Taiwan were thinking seriously about what steps and maneuvers t...
Progress Pond · 1W ago

Firing Mueller: Living in a Bubble is Dangerous

Remember on Election Day when Princeton professor and poll analyst Sam Wang gave Hillary Clinton a 93% chance of winning and pegged the most probable Electoral College results as Clinton 323...