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 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.
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Jan. 8 2010 9:30 AMPops and RobbersHow Mike Huckabee got my 81-year-old father arrested for bank robbery.
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Nov. 24 2009 6:33 PMWhinge PurgeWhy Obama supporters ought to count their blessings.
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Oct. 11 2009 9:06 PMThe End of the '00sThe Baucus bill makes Washington live within its means again.
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Aug. 27 2009 8:59 PMArt of a LionAfter all these years, conservatives have a lot to learn from Ted Kennedy.
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July 4 2009 1:12 AMQuitters Never WinIn Sarah Palin's GOP, the leaders keep quitting and the troubles don't.
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May 15 2009 1:18 PMGone to the DogsThe GOP is losing the dog wars to Obama.
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April 23 2009 9:56 PMTwo Homes Good, Four Homes BadMitt Romney sets the new Republican trend—downsizing.
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March 11 2009 3:06 PMYes He IsObama calls himself a New Democrat and shows what it means.
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Feb. 27 2009 9:05 PMEvery Breath You TakeObama's job is hard enough without making him be the next FDR, too.
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Feb. 6 2009 9:53 AMSo You Had a Bad DayWhy Barack Obama is still better off than he was two weeks ago.
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Jan. 15 2009 7:15 AMObama's Grand BargainThe principles and promise of Obamaism.
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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.
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Nov. 18 2008 1:02 PMFamous PatootsIn Idaho's 1st District, they don't make right-wing nuts like they used to.
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Oct. 7 2008 5:01 PMWhat Won't You Do for Us Lately?The next president doesn't have to solve everything at once.
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Jan. 20 2010 11:54 PMCowboy UpTaking Tuesday's tough defeat to heart can make Democrats tougher to beat the next time.
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Jan. 7 2010 5:27 AMThe Year of Running DangerouslyIn a tough economy, incumbency is the one job nobody wants.
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Nov. 3 2009 2:19 PMRPO SpeedwagonRobust, the unlikely new leader in health reform buzzwords.
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Sept. 12 2009 11:06 AMThank God for South CarolinaJoe Wilson does other politically challenged states a favor.
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Aug. 17 2009 9:39 AMDon't Worry, Be HealthyHealth reform is still a good bet to happen.
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June 22 2009 5:10 PMIt Can Happen HereConservatives' new share-the-wealth plan to destroy capitalism and make you $5 richer.
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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.
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March 30 2009 12:02 PMBitter LemonsLemon populism, the new rage in conservative hypocrisy.
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March 9 2009 12:44 PMRescind the BeastThe progressive case for the line-item veto.
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Feb. 11 2009 7:44 PMStraight Change We Can Believe InHow baseball can usher out the A-Roid era.
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Jan. 28 2009 7:55 PMPublishers ClearinghouseA best-selling author proposes the most improbable bailout yet.
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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.
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Dec. 4 2008 12:45 PMThe Mound Is FlatIndia's first two professional baseball players make a passage to Pennsylvania.
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Oct. 20 2008 5:51 PMWell North of 50Senate Democrats don't need 60 seats to reach their magic number.
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Aug. 30 2008 1:30 AMWhere's the Rest of That Moose?Why Democrats needn't rush to trash Sarah Palin.




Scalia’s Liberal Streak

The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.

Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters

There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?

The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”

The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B


Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey

No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.


The Other Huxtable Effect

Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.

Cliff Huxtable Explains the World: Five Lessons From TV’s Greatest Dad

Why Television Needs a New Cosby Show Right Now

  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 8:20 PM A Clever Attempt at Explaining Away a Vote Against the Farm Bill
Sept. 18 2014 6:02 PM A Chinese Company Just Announced the Biggest IPO in U.S. History
The Slate Quiz
Sept. 18 2014 11:44 PM Play the Slate News Quiz With Jeopardy! superchampion Ken Jennings.
  Double X
Sept. 18 2014 8:07 PM Crying Rape False rape accusations exist, and they are a serious problem.
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 18 2014 1:23 PM “It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Brow Beat
Sept. 18 2014 4:33 PM The Top 5 Dadsplaining Moments From The Cosby Show
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 6:48 PM By 2100 the World's Population Could Be 11 Billion
  Health & Science
Sept. 18 2014 3:35 PM Do People Still Die of Rabies? And how do you know if an animal is rabid?
Sports Nut
Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.