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 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.

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