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Wiretap: We’re still living in the America made by LBJ

Every political argument that we're having today, all these years later, can find its roots in the Great Society.

Wiretap: Rubio at sea on climate change science, economics

He pre-launches a presidential bid with a bold leadership position: He says he's not sure climate change is real and it doesn't make economic sense to do anything about it if it were real.

Wiretap: Damn the torpedoes and the unemployed, austerity is the new...

Longterm unemployment is at its highest rate since World War II. How could it possibly be a good idea to scale back benefits for the longterm unemployed? There's an easy answer to that question. It's not a good idea.

Obama nominee Kagan has embraced expanded executive authority

Solicitor General Elena Kagan will be President Obama’s second Supreme Court nominee. The emerging conventional wisdom is that Kagan, a rare nominee for the high court who hasn’t been a judge, is a very smart blank slate. On at least one category of issues that Kagan will face — the intersection of national security and law during a time of war — that conventional wisdom looks correct. But there’s a proxy for that set of issues, however inexact, that offers a few clues in advance of her confirmation hearings: Kagan’s deference to executive power.

UPDATED:Health Care Reform Needs Leaders, Not Apologists

As the U.S. government announced that health care spending topped $2 trillion in 2006, the Colorado General Assembly announced that it will take several...