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: 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.

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

The Democrats already have the votes and procedures in place to pass a public health-care plan. So what are they waiting for?

Posted on: Aug 27, 2009, Source: Open Left

Enzi assured conservatives that his presence on the "Gang of Six" negotiations was delaying health care reform.

Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: Open Left

Six worthy items on health care for this evening.

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

Is there any way it can work?

Posted on: Jul 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

It looks as if the Democrats have potentially 45 Democrats signed up to support the public option. Now is the time for the final push.

Posted on: Jun 30, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The main goal of health care reform is to lower the cost of health insurance, but the Senators such as Olympia Snowe say that is the problem.

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

Wingnuttery is a tempting and easy target. But the political reality has changed. We need to change with it.

Posted on: Jun 26, 2009, Source: Open Left

Specter's announcement Thursday that he would support a public option seems like little more than an act of hollow self-preservation.

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

The climate change bill is being deeply compromised.

Posted on: Jun 11, 2009, Source: Open Left

Good. This is exactly the sort of line progressives must draw.

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

Republicans are not the obstacle to progressive governance. Instead, Democrats who refuse to support a public option are the obstacle.

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

There is no future for profit-maximizing news outlets. None.

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

Sotomayor's nomination, combined with the Republican attacks on her, could potentially result in a long-term shift of Latinos toward Democrats.

Posted on: May 28, 2009, Source: Open Left

It looks like the Sotomayor nomination fight is over before it began.

Posted on: May 26, 2009, Source: Open Left

These comments are how you know Sotomayor is a positive.

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

The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (ACES) will never be strengthened beyond its current form.

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

There is a disturbing possibility that President Obama has put his excellent open media and network neutrality platform at risk.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2009, Source: Open Left

This isn't a threat from Republicans. This is handing Democrats a third consecutive landslide election on a silver platter.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2009, Source: AlterNet

New ad campaign targets Democrats on mortgage bankruptcy reform, otherwise known as "cramdown."

Posted on: Apr 17, 2009, Source: Open Left

An investigation into national support for secession.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2009, Source: Open Left

Who could've seen this one coming?

Posted on: Mar 19, 2009, Source: Open Left

The failure of a public-private bailout strategy.

Posted on: Mar 12, 2009, Source: Open Left

Just in case there was any doubt about which wing of the Democratic Party President Obama sides with, he put that to rest yesterday.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2009, Source: Open Left

The Iraq War will end.

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

The public has shifted in favor of government intervention in the economy to the same degree it has shifted toward Democrats.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2009, Source: Open Left

The Blue Dogs are screwing with the Employee Free Choice Act.

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

Don't discount the possibility that Social Security could actually be cut even under a Democratic trifecta.

Posted on: Feb 5, 2009, Source: Open Left

The Republican alternative to the stimulus was handily defeated along partisan lines.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2008, Source: Open Left

Of course, all of this is overshadowed by the RNC, which for some reason still has over $59 million in the bank.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2008, Source: Open Left

Although not as bad as keeping Gates as Secretary of Defense it would still be a very disappointing selection.

Posted on: Nov 20, 2008, Source: Open Left

There hasn't been a Democratic Defense Secretary since 1996. Why wouldn't Obama choose one now?

Posted on: Nov 17, 2008, Source: Open Left

The vote on Senator Lieberman's chairmanship will be held tomorrow.

Posted on: Nov 15, 2008, Source: Open Left

Much ado about Hillary Clinon and a bit about Bill Richardson.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2008, Source: Open Left

Here's why, when presented with a list of crappy choices, Pennsylvania is the best option for McCain.