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MSNBC: Up: November 3

The blog for MSNBC’s Up With Steve Kornacki previews an upcoming panel on Egypt, featuring Truman Project Fellow Rebecca Abou-Chedid.   Click here to read the full post.

The Atlantic: Memo to Democrats: Never Mind the GOP, Here’s What *We* Need to Fix

Truman Project Fellow Jim Arkedis urges the Democratic party to reevaluate its strengths and weaknesses. If you’re a Democrat and had never experienced true Schadenfreude before, chances are you did this week. On Tuesday, the Republican National Committee released its “Growth and Opportunity Project,” a document that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus dubbed an “autopsy” of his party’s 2012 failings. […]

Christian right enforces GOP senators’ vote against UN disabilities treaty

“I couldn’t sleep at night if I were a senator and did not vote for this.” So said Steven Rothstein, a leading advocate for the disabled, to the Boston Globe on the eve of the US Senate vote to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Apparently, 38 Republican senators decided they’d rather lose sleep than lose their […]

The Uncertain Future of FEMA

The successful national response to Hurricane Sandy is just the latest evidence of a remarkable turnaround at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Over the last four years, FEMA has supported over 273 major disaster responses all over the country, earning accolades that few would have imagined possible during the post-Hurricane Katrina debates about dissolving […]

The Hill: Democrats: The new party of national security

Truman Fellow Jonathan Morgenstein writes on the changing national security strength of the Democratic party in the HIll: Perhaps the most overlooked aspect of last Tuesday’s elections was the Fox News exit poll in Virginia declaring, “Veterans and active military split their support evenly between the two candidates”: Obama 49% to Romney 49%. After decades of being […]

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