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DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 27, 2007
A Missed Opportunity For Reform
This week's House vote on U.S. Rep. Ron Kind's amendment to the farm bill was a missed opportunity to reform agricultural policy.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | January 5, 2007
First Things First
It's significant that new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has placed first things first: enacting new ethics and budget rules that will exhibit a determination to avoid the rampant personal and fiscal irresponsibility of the recently evicted Republican majority.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | October 6, 2006
Idea of the Week: A Progressive Agenda for Opportunity, Responsibility, and Security
Democrats don't have to say that much about what they will do if they replace the GOP. But what they do say, and what values and ideas they bring to the table, will make all the difference in the world.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 22, 2006
Cleaning House
By Bruce Reed
It's time to give the House back to the people.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | May 11, 2006
Tax Cuts: One Thing Over and Over
They can't pass a budget. They're completely paralyzed on immigration reform. They're in a confused panic about energy prices. But the Republicans who control the federal government can always be counted on to do one thing: cut taxes for the wealthy.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | April 4, 2006
Without DeLay
It will take far more than Tom DeLay's departure to reform the Washington culture he once deplored and then epitomized. And Democrats have an unparalleled opportunity and responsibility to make the case for real change.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | March 16, 2006
GOP Budget Policy: Consistently Irresponsible
The GOP has shown once again, with this week's rejection of a PAYGO amendment and an increase in the national debt limit, that they're consistently irresponsible in managing taxpayers' dollars. No one should believe otherwise until the elephant executes a 180-degree turn.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | January 5, 2006
The GOP's Sneaky Welfare Reform Maneuver
Unable to get welfare reform reauthorization through the normal procedures of Congress, and unwilling to compromise, the administration and Congressional Republicans decided to sneak their version into a budget bill by moving the package without giving Members time to read it.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 16, 2005
A Bipartisan Call For A Clear Iraq Strategy
Yesterday, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution that represented a stinging, bipartisan rebuke to the Bush administration's "Just Trust Us" approach to the immediate and long-range future of our involvement in Iraq.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | October 20, 2005
Republican Budget Follies
While Democrats are rightly deploring the whole Congressional budget resolution mess, that's not enough: They should show clearly what they would do with the power of the purse.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | March 17, 2005
The "Nuclear Option": Extremism in the Defense of Partisan Power
Senate Republicans are openly considering a radical change in that chamber's very nature in order to establish iron partisan control of the process for confirming federal judges. Democrats should support their senators in a principled effort to stop this partisan outrage, and to make real political reform the highest possible priority.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | March 16, 2005
PAYGO, Or No Go, On the Budget
PAYGO worked before, it can work again; and it's a useful tool for reforming a Congress that's lost its grip on the basics of fiscal arithmetic.


DLC | New Dem Daily | November 30, 2004
A Bright IDEA
Last week's reauthorization of special education legislation is a bright spot in a bitterly contentious and unproductive Congressional session.


DLC | New Dem Daily | November 29, 2004
Banning Bipartisanship
Bipartisanship reached a new and even historic low last week, as House Speaker Dennis Hastert refused to bring an administration-backed bipartisan intelligence reform bill to the floor that would have definitely passed, because he wasn't sure a majority of House Republicans supported it.


DLC | New Dem Daily | November 15, 2004
A Really Lame Duck
Fresh from one of the least productive sessions since the famous "do-nothing" Congress of 1947-48, Republican congressional leaders have herded the House and Senate back into Washington for a "lame duck" session devoted to -- well, being lame.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | February 11, 2003
How the Hill Was Lost
By Jennifer E. Duffy and Amy Walter
Two analysts for the Cook Political Report examine the 2002 election and come to a startling conclusion: America remains equally divided between Democrats and Republicans. What makes this surprising is that so many post-election observers asserted, wrongly, that the nation experienced a seismic political shift on Nov. 5. Here's the real story.


PPI | Political Memo | February 25, 2002
Trade Debate in the Senate
By Edward Gresser
In coming weeks, the Senate will take up both a "Trade Promotion Authority" (TPA) bill and a significant reform and expansion of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program -- which assists workers afffected by foreign competitors. Together, these represent a strong and comprehensive agenda for the next five years of U.S. trade policy.


DLC | New Dem Daily | November 21, 2001
Airport Security Technology Provisions Make the Cut
It's important to make sure airport security personnel are up to snuff. But in the long run, the brainpower reflected in our technology will be America's best protection of safety in airports and in the skies.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | November 15, 2001
Congress and the War on Terror
By Steven J. Nider
Bush needs to make Capitol Hill his partner in this conflict.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 12, 2001
The Horizontal vs. The Washington Way
By Dave Shiflett
"Out here in the bush where I live, we honor the Horizontal Way."


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