Stories by Paul Waldman

Paul Waldman is a Senior Fellow at Media Matters for America. His next book, Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success, will be released in the spring. subscribe to Paul Waldman's feed

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: TomPaine.com

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: TomPaine.com

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: TomPaine.com

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: TomPaine.com

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: TomPaine.com

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

Posted on: Mar 22, 2006, Source: TomPaine.com

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

Posted on: Apr 25, 2005, Source: TomPaine.com

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?