Third Way Perspectives
Archive for December, 2006
December 8th, 2006
It has recently become fashionable among progressives to claim the resurgence of economic populism.
The principal evidence cited by neo-populist progressives (aside from Lou Dobbs’ rising ratings) is the anti-trade, anti-corporate platform that some winning Senate and House candidates included in their campaigns. These populist stances, neo-populists argue, were what propelled these particular candidates to victory, along with growing public unease about the economy. Read the rest of this entry »
December 6th, 2006
Washington held its breath today as the Iraq Study Group released its hotly anticipated report. And the Baker-Hamilton wise man shuffle (plus honorary wise man Sandra Day O’Connor – she was the one in pink, in case you weren’t sure) did not disappoint: the study is well written, decisive in its advice, full of reassuring moderation, and it sounds entirely plausible. With any luck, it will actually be adopted. With a lot of luck, it will actually work. Read the rest of this entry »