Mark Schmitt is director of the program on political reform at the New America Foundation and former executive editor of The American Prospect.
The recurring dream of an independent candidate or party protects the status quo.Mark SchmittJan 31, 2010
The left, right, and center agree that they want more state budget data. But not all data improves policy.Mark SchmittJan 29, 2010
The smallness of Washington and the natural nervousness of the electorate proved too much for Obama's original vision. But there's still hope.Mark SchmittJan 28, 2010