Marvin, What Do We Do Now?

There are rarely easy answers to the question of “what to do next” in politics, and Democrats will have to figure it out in the wake of the release of the Mueller Report.  I’d like to suggest four important things.

The Mueller Report is Great News

I’m writing a slightly different kind of piece this week. At times, the news of the week and an exploration of underlying political dynamics converge. This is a quick take on why the Mueller Report is good news for Democrats, and Americans more broadly.


In today’s America, what is the opposite of a liberal Democrat? Most people would say “a conservative Republican.” But I would like to argue something different…

The New Iron Triangle

In the 1980s we were introduced to the idea of an Iron Triangle in politics that locked out the interests of the people. Today, there’s a New Iron Triangle. And it’s worse.