Congress doesn't have a monopoly on polarization. America lives and breathes it.
As of today, the entire filibuster is effectively dead.
Markets continues to treat America as if its political system will always get it right. What happens when they're proven wrong?
Obama is making it harder for the Republicans to back down.
The sooner we recognize that something is wrong with Washington, the sooner we can begin the hard work of fixing it.
Greg Sargent boils our "current governing crisis" down to two sentences. I'm going to try to do it in one sentence.
Is Washington gridlocked because the parties are intellectually exhausted?
So long as Republicans have a say in Congress, Obama's biggest impediment to passing his agenda might be...himself.
Gridlock, not "Acela corridor ideology," is what's bedeviling Washington.
Here's why you should actually care.
The more Americans participate in their political system, the angrier and more disillusioned they become.
When you ask Democrats and Republicans basic factual questions about politics, they tend to get questions wrong in a way that helps their side. But if they get paid to be right, they don't.
If you've been watching the polls, you might think President Obama was having a good week.
"When I send out a fundraising e-mail talking about how bad Republicans are, I raise three times as much as when I send out an e-mail talking about how good I am."
If the first step towards political recovery is admitting we have a problem, surely the second step is admitting what the problem actually is.
The famed economist and ex-Treasury Secretary isn't overly concerned about gridlock. I am. We talked it out.
The Obama administration is running one of the most consequential political experiments in history. The early results will unnerve many who think they know how Washington works.
Thinking about 60s is a great way to understand what polarization means -- and doesn't mean -- today.
Sometimes, the most effective form of presidential leadership is for the president to let someone else take the lead.
On this one issue, both parties -- and, importantly, their allied interest groups -- see the game as positive sum. They believe they can both win.