With Democrats like these…

Prices for prescription drugs in the United States are out of control and multiple times higher than they are in other countries around the world: U.S. prices for the world’s 20 top-selling medicines are, on average, three times higher than in Britain, according to an analysis carried out for Reuters. The finding underscores a transatlantic… Continue reading With Democrats like these…

Counting to 42

Sorry for the late posting, but it’s been a very long day and I’ve been away from my computer for most of it. While yours truly was taking a break, Maryland’s Barbara Mikulski became the 34th Democratic Senator to declare support for the Iran deal, which means that President Obama’s promised veto of a planned… Continue reading Counting to 42

Chuck Schumer tries to have it both ways

Let’s get this out of the way: unless he actively whips votes against the Iran deal among Senate Democrats, Chuck Schumer’s decision to vote against the Iran deal is probably not going to derail the deal. I realize this would come as a major blow to The New York Times, whose breathless “Shaking Democratic Firewall”… Continue reading Chuck Schumer tries to have it both ways

What’s “trust” got to do with anything? My newest piece at LobeLog

Sorry it’s been quiet around here today, but at the risk of revealing how the sausage gets made, these hot takes don’t just make themselves, you know? Sometimes you have to listen to other people’s takes to get the juices going, so I spent most of the day attending talks on the brave new post-Iran… Continue reading What’s “trust” got to do with anything? My newest piece at LobeLog

Here’s how you know which way Senate Democrats are shifting

While they were creating a brand new window dressing leadership position for Elizabeth Warren yesterday, Senate Democrats named Jon Tester of Montana as the new chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, where among other things he’ll be responsible for recruiting candidates to run for the Senate in 2016. In contrast to Warren, Tester’s record… Continue reading Here’s how you know which way Senate Democrats are shifting