Stories by Paul Waldman

Paul Waldman is the Prospect's daily blogger and senior writer. He also blogs for the Plum Line at the Washington Post, and is the author of Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success. subscribe to Paul Waldman's feed

Posted on: Jun 30, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

Old battlegrounds like gay rights are becoming much less controversial, even among conservatives.

Posted on: Apr 30, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

Do they actually expect anyone to believe this?

Posted on: Feb 3, 2015, Source: The American Prospect

There isn't going to be any avoiding pot politics in 2016. How are the Republicans going to handle it?

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

To Republicans, there's no room for compromise.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

The amount of money spent on the recent 2014 elections is obscene.

Posted on: Oct 31, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

Expectations on Wall Street and K Street are high. But they're probably going to be disappointed.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

It's not about ideology.

Posted on: Oct 1, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

We ought to think about what would happen afterward, so we don't completely lose our minds.

Posted on: Aug 29, 2014, Source: The American Prospect

90 percent of the police budget goes to salaries...and nothing is left for training, says Maria Haberfeld.

Posted on: Sep 18, 2013, Source: The American Prospect

Perhaps we're not the hero of every story and God has not blessed us over all others.

Posted on: May 28, 2012, Source: AlterNet

You won't find Republicans who'll criticize the moves the Romney campaign has made.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2012, Source: The American Prospect

Can Hartmann reach the top echelon of political media while retaining a sensibility that finds the work of organizers more compelling than senators and congressmen?

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: The American Prospect

The Right has always policed dissenting thought in its ranks. But in the past few years the Tea Party has upped the ante.

Posted on: May 15, 2009, Source: The American Prospect

Celebrities and everymans are the pundits of choice for the GOP. Is it any wonder Republicans are in total chaos?

Posted on: Oct 21, 2008, Source: Media Matters for America

When Democrats win we're told that they need to move to the center. What a joke.

Posted on: Mar 30, 2008, Source: Anchor Books

The bizarre tale of how the media turned a crooked Republican into the mirage of a principled politician.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2007, Source: The American Prospect

The middle-class is paying the price for our growth-at-any-cost business culture.

Posted on: Apr 9, 2007, Source:

As a group, conservative media figures are not exactly secure in their masculinity. It's no wonder they are so easily persuaded by political campaigns from alpha males and fear seeing women strip them of their power.

Posted on: Feb 28, 2007, Source:

What GOP voters want to know is, are you one of us or not? And that tribal identity is formed by one thing above all else: Do you hate the right people?

Posted on: Feb 14, 2007, Source:

Obama and Edwards have already been slimed by right wing smear campaigns. But we're learning to fight back.

Posted on: Nov 2, 2006, Source:

In a number of key races, Republicans are running sexually charged ads and counting on the electoral power of racism to turn out voters in droves.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2006, Source:

More proof that under George W. Bush, U.S. policies are governed mainly by impulse and fantasy.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2006, Source:

South Dakota's extreme new law is making even Republicans squirm; now is the time for Democrats to reclaim the abortion debate.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Sometimes it seems like certain Washington reporters have a quota of "Democrats in Disarray" columns they have to fill, say once a month or so.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

In today's Washington Post, we see <a href="" target=window>yet another "Democrats are divided! story</a>, this one from reporter-turned-columnist Dana Milbank.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The Dems could've won despite losing...

Posted on: Apr 25, 2005, Source:

At Justice Sunday, speaker after speaker told of the terrible injustice being perpetrated by Senate Democrats. Sinister, powerful liberals are attacking you, your children and everything you believe in. Despite all evidence to the contrary, it's the conservative rallying cry.

Posted on: Sep 20, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

It's not in Bush's interests to participate in town-hall debates.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

George W. Bush is the true coward in this presidential race.

Posted on: Aug 23, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

The advent of Kerry vs. Swift Vets raises the possibility that the 2004 election could spiral into a debate about nothing that matters for the country.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

John Kerry isn't as liberal as his opponents make him out to be.

Posted on: Jul 17, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

Pushing Kerry to open up about God may not be the right approach

Posted on: Jun 1, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

The presidential candidates are radically different in both style and substance.

Posted on: May 18, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

John Kerry is positioning himself as a strong leader, but can he out-macho Bush?

Posted on: May 13, 2004, Source: Gadflyer

What does Dick Cheney love about Wal-Mart? The sweatshop labor? The union busting? The quest for lower and lower wages and benefits?