Bruce Reed

Bruce Reed, who was President Clinton's domestic policy adviser, is CEO of the Democratic Leadership Council and co-author with Rahm Emanuel of The Plan: Big Ideas for Change in America.E-mail him at thehasbeen@gmail.com. Read his disclosure here.

The Has-been
Jan. 27 2010 10:22 PMThe Best RevengeObama reminds his own party to keep its head and the other party to stop losing its mind.
The Has-been
Jan. 8 2010 9:30 AMPops and RobbersHow Mike Huckabee got my 81-year-old father arrested for bank robbery.
The Has-been
Nov. 24 2009 6:33 PMWhinge PurgeWhy Obama supporters ought to count their blessings.
The Has-been
Oct. 11 2009 9:06 PMThe End of the '00sThe Baucus bill makes Washington live within its means again.
The Has-been
Aug. 27 2009 8:59 PMArt of a LionAfter all these years, conservatives have a lot to learn from Ted Kennedy.
The Has-been
July 4 2009 1:12 AMQuitters Never WinIn Sarah Palin's GOP, the leaders keep quitting and the troubles don't.
The Has-been
May 15 2009 1:18 PMGone to the DogsThe GOP is losing the dog wars to Obama.
The Has-been
April 23 2009 9:56 PMTwo Homes Good, Four Homes BadMitt Romney sets the new Republican trend—downsizing.
The Has-been
March 11 2009 3:06 PMYes He IsObama calls himself a New Democrat and shows what it means.
The Has-been
Feb. 27 2009 9:05 PMEvery Breath You TakeObama's job is hard enough without making him be the next FDR, too.
The Has-been
Feb. 6 2009 9:53 AMSo You Had a Bad DayWhy Barack Obama is still better off than he was two weeks ago.
The Has-been
Jan. 15 2009 7:15 AMObama's Grand BargainThe principles and promise of Obamaism.
The Has-been
Dec. 11 2008 1:47 PMBare Ruined CareersThe last humiliations of Larry Craig, who knows what Rod Blagojevich meant about giving up a Senate seat for bleeping nothing.
The Has-been
Nov. 18 2008 1:02 PMFamous PatootsIn Idaho's 1st District, they don't make right-wing nuts like they used to.
The Has-been
Oct. 7 2008 5:01 PMWhat Won't You Do for Us Lately?The next president doesn't have to solve everything at once.
The Has-been
Jan. 20 2010 11:54 PMCowboy UpTaking Tuesday's tough defeat to heart can make Democrats tougher to beat the next time.
The Has-been
Jan. 7 2010 5:27 AMThe Year of Running DangerouslyIn a tough economy, incumbency is the one job nobody wants.
The Has-been
Nov. 3 2009 2:19 PMRPO SpeedwagonRobust, the unlikely new leader in health reform buzzwords.
The Has-been
Sept. 12 2009 11:06 AMThank God for South CarolinaJoe Wilson does other politically challenged states a favor.
The Has-been
Aug. 17 2009 9:39 AMDon't Worry, Be HealthyHealth reform is still a good bet to happen.
The Has-been
June 22 2009 5:10 PMIt Can Happen HereConservatives' new share-the-wealth plan to destroy capitalism and make you $5 richer.
The Has-been
April 29 2009 3:55 PMBinge, Don't PurgeWith Specter's switch, Democrats should heed the lesson the GOP forgot: An open mind is a terrible thing to waste.
The Has-been
March 30 2009 12:02 PMBitter LemonsLemon populism, the new rage in conservative hypocrisy.
The Has-been
March 9 2009 12:44 PMRescind the BeastThe progressive case for the line-item veto.
The Has-been
Feb. 11 2009 7:44 PMStraight Change We Can Believe InHow baseball can usher out the A-Roid era.
The Has-been
Jan. 28 2009 7:55 PMPublishers ClearinghouseA best-selling author proposes the most improbable bailout yet.
The Has-been
Dec. 17 2008 7:59 PMThe Wisdom of CrowdsThe current system of filling Senate vacancies was a bad idea even before Rod Blagojevich ruined it.
The Has-been
Dec. 4 2008 12:45 PMThe Mound Is FlatIndia's first two professional baseball players make a passage to Pennsylvania.
The Has-been
Oct. 20 2008 5:51 PMWell North of 50Senate Democrats don't need 60 seats to reach their magic number.
The Has-been
Aug. 30 2008 1:30 AMWhere's the Rest of That Moose?Why Democrats needn't rush to trash Sarah Palin.

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