Stories by Chris Bowers

Chris Bowers was a full-time editor at MyDD from May 2004 until June 2007. Some of his projects have included the creation of the Liberal Blog Advertising Network, the first scientifically random poll of progressive netroots activists, the Use It Or Lose It campaign, the nation's most accurate forecast of Democratic house pickups in 2006, and the 2006 Googlebomb the Elections campaign. subscribe to Chris Bowers's feed

Posted on: Jan 8, 2010, Source: Open Left

The Massachusetts Senate seat should be a shoe-in for the Dems, but right now, the race is a toss-up.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2010, Source: Open Left

On Jan. 10, the far-right group will boycott companies who "employ individuals backing the leftist agenda every major city."

Posted on: Dec 31, 2009, Source: Open Left

The only Democrats who I hope vote against the final health care bill are center-right incumbents who face primary challenges from their left.

Posted on: Dec 30, 2009, Source: Open Left

Looking at the decade from the grand perspective of human history, there was a huge positive: the continued development and expansion of the Internet.

Posted on: Dec 29, 2009, Source: Open Left

What a foiled terrorist plot can tell us about bankrupt GOP thinking.

Posted on: Dec 23, 2009, Source: Open Left

Really, it's pretty simple.

Posted on: Dec 18, 2009, Source: Open Left

We all need to remember that the only reason we didn't win the public option campaign was because a few Senators lied to us.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2009, Source: Open Left

There were of course no remotely serious allegations that anything was amiss in 2008.

Posted on: Nov 4, 2009, Source: Open Left

There are not many progressive Democratic Governors. Lamont's entry into this campaign could change that.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2009, Source: Open Left

The count's there if they get an up-or-down vote.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2009, Source: Open Left

There are at least 188 votes for the public option, only 29 away from passage.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2009, Source: Open Left

Even as Grayson intensified his rhetoric, Republicans withdrew their resolution to condemn him on the House floor.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2009, Source: Open Left

There's a chance legislation containing a public option could still pass.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2009, Source: Open Left

Some polling on the race for the House.

Posted on: Sep 23, 2009, Source: Open Left

The inside skinny on what's happening in Congress.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2009, Source: Open Left

It's a process argument, and it doesn't hold water.

Posted on: Sep 10, 2009, Source: Open Left

It looks like I may have spoken too soon about House Progressives successfully forcing their way into key health care negotiations.

Posted on: Sep 9, 2009, Source: Open Left

Either Snowe supports a trigger that will never result in a public option, or she supports the public option.

Posted on: Sep 3, 2009, Source: Open Left

If no health care legislation passes, and Democrats lose seats as a result, Blue Dogs are the people who will lose the seats, not Progressives.

Posted on: Sep 2, 2009, Source: Open Left

Even though only one senator has stated his opposition to a public option, the bizarre idea that the legislation won't survive persists.