Sun, 06 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTBroder's final column for The Washington Post.
Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 ESTThis year, the location of potential 2012 GOP candidates could mean everything.
Sun, 30 Jan 2011 00:00:00 ESTWhile I was out ill for six weeks in December and January, the world changed. Before that, the White House had badly misjudged the political climate. When I went to Ohio with Vice President Biden in October, he did his best to ignore the evidence of economic pain, giving a pep talk to skeptical...
Wed, 08 Dec 2010 20:00:00 ESTThe president was right to define himself as a moderate.
Sun, 05 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTThis was a sad time for many of us watching Charlie Rangel receive the censure of his colleagues in the House of Representatives - not because of our disagreement with their judgment but simply because of who he is.
Thu, 02 Dec 2010 00:00:00 ESTBowles and Simpson have opened the door to awaken our slumbering economy.
Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTSuppose he is serious. What if Barack Obama is telling the truth about his own beliefs when he says that neither party by itself can realistically hope to solve the challenges facing the United States?
Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTMurkowski's win in Alaska shows what the 2010 election was really about.
Sun, 21 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTWashington began last week to come to grips with the new order of things, a regime in which Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell holds as much sway as the president of the United States.
Thu, 18 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTCongressional Democrats aren't showing they can make hard choices.
Sun, 14 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTWhat Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson have given America is the equivalent of a cold shower after a night of heavy drinking. It's sober-up time.
Thu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 ESTPeople who have been voted out of office can attempt to make policy for those who remain.
Thu, 04 Nov 2010 00:00:00 EDTHe spent two years governing on the model preferred by Democrats; now he should govern his own way.
Wed, 03 Nov 2010 16:19:01 EDTHe spent two years governing on the model preferred by Democrats.
Sun, 31 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTThe president is still a superior politician - but can he spur economic growth
Wed, 27 Oct 2010 19:19:01 EDTThe public rightly senses that neither party presents compelling arguments.
Sun, 24 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTThe most important political news last week came from across the Atlantic, where the coalition government of British Prime Minister David Cameron ordered an austerity budget that radically reduces government spending on the welfare state. Both the policy and the political circumstances that brought...
Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTHere's how Republicans and Obama can achieve a productive post-election atmosphere.
Sun, 17 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTWhile much of Washington was preoccupied Thursday evening by the contrast between the unacceptable and the profoundly uncomfortable -- the first televised debate between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the challenger for his Nevada seat, Sharron Angle -- a different scene was unfolding in a...
Thu, 14 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTRepublicans who are in love with extremist notions ought to be brought back in touch with reality.
Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTCLEVELAND There is a pattern to the political life of Rob Portman , as he reflected over dinner the other night. It is one that has brought him to the verge of victory in the Ohio Senate race and conceivably could make him the Republican presidential nominee in 2016.
Thu, 07 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTHe's trying to keep voters optimistic about the economy; will his work pay off?
Sun, 03 Oct 2010 00:00:00 EDTThe Democrats were lying in wait for John Boehner when the Republican leader of the House announced that he would address the subject of congressional reform in a speech Thursday at the American Enterprise Institute .
Thu, 30 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTIf Gallup is right, there simply are fewer liberal votes to be won this election cycle.
Sun, 19 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTAs Republican leaders assess a Tea Party movement that has both energized and polarized their ranks, John McCain takes a generally benign view of the political landscape -- but clearly comes down on the side of the traditional establishment rather than with the young rebels.
Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTThe GOP is paying a price for its lack of coherent policy leadership.
Sun, 12 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTFifty years ago today, John Kennedy gave one of the best political speeches I ever heard, a plea for religious tolerance that has strange pertinence now when a little-known minister had been threatening to burn copies of the Koran to strike a blow against Muslims.
Thu, 09 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTThe second act of Obama's presidency begins now.
Sun, 05 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTPHILADELPHIA For decades, Pennsylvania has perfected a unique politics of ambivalence in its Senate races, sending to Washington nonconformists who do not fit comfortably into their parties' norms but reflect accurately the subtle variations within their constituencies.
Thu, 02 Sep 2010 00:00:00 EDTWhether they're ready or not, Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates have reached the national stage.
Sun, 29 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTIdid not stick around to see Glenn Beck's extravaganza at the Lincoln Memorial, not out of protest but because I had work to do in Philadelphia. But I was more than satisfied by my memories of the earlier event at that site I'd covered for the old Washington Star, when the theme was civil rights and...
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTCan he steer the GOP away from an experiment in extremism?
Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDT'The professional left' has been unusually loud in recent weeks.
Thu, 19 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTWashington needs candidates who can restore faith in principled politics.
Sun, 15 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTDespite the Shirley Sherrod saga, the Agriculture secretary is the man I've always known.
Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTCongress is ready to play politics on budget cuts.
Sun, 08 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTMitch McConnell thinks the world's greatest deliberative body is doing just fine.
Thu, 05 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTThere are many reasons the Senate has lost esteem, but it starts with its leaders.
Sun, 01 Aug 2010 00:00:00 EDTEven as he steps up his campaigning and fundraising for Democratic candidates, President Obama appears to be adjusting mentally and emotionally to the prospect that his post-November life will feature more dealings with Republicans.
Thu, 29 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTCivility rules in the senate campaign for the first state.
Sun, 25 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTIn this high-stakes election of 2010, much attention naturally focuses on Republican efforts to come back in Congress and the Democrats' drive to retain their large majorities in the House and Senate.
Thu, 22 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTWith Kagan aboard, the Supreme Court can't help but change.
Sun, 18 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTWhen Congress stays in session during the dog days of a Washington summer, rebellion is always bubbling just beneath the surface. And sure enough, it erupted at a caucus of House Democrats one night last week, triggered by an injudicious comment from White House press secretary Robert Gibbs.
Thu, 15 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTA commission that most dismiss as a joke may just come up with a plan.
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTWhat the movement needs is a more positive vision.
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTCongress made a mistake in abandoning long-term fiscal policy.
Sun, 04 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTJust as this year, Independence Day in 1852 fell on a Sunday. But in New York City the traditional celebration was upstaged by another event. The casket bearing the remains of Henry Clay had arrived aboard the steamboat Trenton.
Thu, 01 Jul 2010 00:00:00 EDTSen. Byrd's demise has left a hunger for leaders who act in the national interest.
Sun, 27 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTTwo departures from the Obama administration go a long way toward illuminating what is important -- and what is not -- in determining its political fate.
Thu, 24 Jun 2010 00:00:00 EDTCongress can implement a better campaign-finance reform.