Paul Waldman

Paul Waldman is a contributing editor for the American Prospect and the author of Being Right is Not Enough: What Progressives Must Learn From Conservative Success.

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Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 4, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Views
Saturday, June 14, 2014
On Iraq, Let’s Ignore Those Who Got It All Wrong
At noon on Friday, President Obama issued his first statement on the deteriorating situation on Iraq. “This is not solely or even primarily a military challenge,” he said. “The United States will do our part, but understand that ultimately it’s up to the Iraqis as a sovereign nation to solve their...
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Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Get Ready for the Next Crisis
By the time you read this, President Obama will probably have declared victory in fending off the fiscal cliff/austerity trap, and there are certainly some things in the agreement that progressives should be pleased about. But we should also understand what Republicans won.
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Romney's Innovative Economic Plan: Dubya 2.0
I'll be honest: There are a few things about Mitt Romney that I find annoying.
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009
The Tyranny of the Centrists
If six months ago you had said that within three weeks of taking office, President Obama would pass a $787 billion stimulus bill with billions of dollars for food stamps and schools, infrastructure and energy modernization, health care and broadband, anyone would have said it would be an extraordinary victory for the president, his party and his ideology. Yet now that it has actually happened, the administration is hardly acting triumphal, while some other people are imagining themselves the true winners.
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