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DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 18, 2020
Idea of the Week: Respecting Science
At a time when the prosperity, and even the national security, of the United States increasingly depends on regaining our edge in science and technology, it's no time for politicians to blur the lines between science and religion.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 9, 2020
Election 2005: The Shape of Things To Come?
Election night was a good night for Democrats and for anyone who doesn't like nasty and negative campaigns.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 4, 2020
Idea of the Week: Redistricting Reform
The right of voters to choose their representatives, instead of letting representatives choose their voters, is central to any reform agenda, and to any effort to restore public confidence in our democracy and our government.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 1, 2020
Bush Chooses To Divide
With the nomination of Judge Samuel Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court, this embattled president has once again decided to ignore an opportunity to unite rather than divide, and to distract from America's real problems rather than take them head on.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Back to Work
By Bruce Reed
If we're serious about one day ending poverty as we know it, this is the debate we must have: What are we willing to do to expand the circle of opportunity, and how much personal responsibility are we willing to ask in return?


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Fear Factor
By Fred Siegel
A review of Haynes Johnson's "The Age of Anxiety: McCarthyism to Terrorism."


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Ideology of Contempt
By Tom Vilsack
The devastation and human tragedy of Hurricane Katrina provides a painful but necessary opportunity for us all to rethink our attitude toward our own public institutions and those who serve in them.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Midterm Lessons
By Mark Gersh and Ed Kilgore
Paul Hackett's near-win in Ohio's 2nd Congressional District should give Democrats a confidence boost for 2006.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Tilting Right
By Ed Kilgore
A review of the 2006 edition of "The Almanac of American Politics," edited by Michael Barone and Richard A. Cohen.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | September 16, 2020
Idea of the Week: A Gulf Coast Reconstruction "Czar"
What the Katrina recovery clearly needs is an overall director independent of the administration and accountable for nothing more than his or her performance on this great task.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 20, 2020
Roberts: Time For a Judicious Attitude
We're pleased that Senate Democrats, led by Sen. Harry Reid, have adopted a judicious attitude towards this nomination, refusing to take a position until John Roberts' record and philosophy become clearer.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 15, 2020
Idea of the Week: Bring Gitmo Under the Rule of Law
Let's be clear about this: Most of the detainees at the U.S. camp at Guantanamo Bay are dangerous terrorists. But more than three years after many of them were first captured, it's time to regularize their treatment according to our own values -- the values we are defending in the war on terror.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 13, 2020
More Evasions on Stem-Cell Research
It's time to stop the delaying tactics and enact legislation overturning the president's ban on federally funded embryonic stem-cell research.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 8, 2020
Idea of the Week: Clarity About Terrorism
American or British, left or right, pro-Iraq-War or anti-Iraq-War, it is our common values that make us a target for attacks like those on London and we need to face them together.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 1, 2020
Idea of the Week: Avoiding a Judicial Armageddon
As Americans prepare to celebrate the values they share on Independence Day, the sudden retirement announcement by Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor has launched into motion a series of events that could produce one of the most polarizing and paralyzing political fights in recent memory.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020
Great Hibernator
By Bruce Reed
The country is waiting for a wake-up call. But even as alarms go off on every economic front, Bush's message to America is: Keep sleeping.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020
Judge Not
By William A. Galston
Ever since Brown v. Board of Education, liberals have used judicial activism as a substitute for political persuasion. But we shouldn't ask judges to make laws.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020
Swamp Thing
By Bruce Reed
There's something rotten in Tom DeLay's Washington. Here's how to clean the place up.


DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 31, 2020
The Bug Man Cometh
By Marshall Wittmann
Tom DeLay, the ethically challenged former bug exterminator from Texas, is not a Republican anomaly.


DLC | New Dem Dispatch | May 24, 2020
Nuclear Stand-Down
The deal reached by 14 senators (seven from each party) urged the Bush administration to return to the time-honored practice of consulting with both parties in the Senate before nominating federal judges. That's a real victory for common sense over extremism.


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