Jaime Fuller

Jaime Fuller is a former associate editor at The American Prospect

Recent Articles

Daily Meme: Another Week, Another News Cycle Dominated by Obamacare

The slow, messy rollout of the Affordable Care Act's biggest ticket items is D.C.'s latest shiny thing. You can expect new stories about the state of health care—and the state of Healthcare.gov's website—from now until at least the first few weeks of the new year, when enrollees start to get insurance. Some of the stories have useful information, like this chart-packed one by Sarah Kliff, which she puts together every day. Much more often, you're going to see griping about Obamacare , or stories about the many unanticipated problems with the health-care exchange's debut... ... which Jeffrey Zients, the man in charge of fixing Healthcare.gov, assures will be mostly fixed by the time November ends. We'll see... And anyway, as Larry Summers points out , "it is indefensible to refuse to appropriate money to carry out a programme and then attack it on the grounds that it is being under-resourced." (He's talking about you, Republicans) All this doomsday reporting and analyzing misses out on...

Between a Rock and a Polling Place

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais F ew things excite a political reporter more than polls. They're the sports statistics of the electoral grind, giving any argument that little extra oomph. For people not necessarily known for their numerical prowess, a cleverly placed percentage point is the perfect condiment for any story. Heck, polls can even be the story. Unfortunately, our enthusiasm for those alluring little numbers can end badly. In election off-season it's not so noticeable, with polls slowing to a relative trickle and our attentions focused elsewhere—or so far in the future that the ambitious dreams of Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton dancing in our heads outweigh any margins of error. But the polls are still there. Exhibit A: presidential approval ratings. Public-opinion polls released in the past few weeks have come together to cast Mean Girls -like aspersions on President Obama's popularity. According to today’s Gallup tracker, the president’s popularity is at 41 percent...

Daily Meme: This Week in Misbegotten Headlines about Millennials

Millennials spur flood of fancy fast-food breads 5 churchy phrases that are scaring off millennials Convincing Millennials to 'Marry a Nice Jewish Boy' 5 Reasons Millennials Are Going To Save The World (We Hope) Millennials : Beware of Financial Advice From Your Parents Why Millennials Won't Become Corporate Serfs American Millennials ’ 7 Favorite Fast Food Brands (filed under "Breaking News") Millennials and Chinese Differ on Sharing Big Data A Dictionary of Baby Boomer Definitions of ' Millennial ' I Want to Be a Millennial When I Retire The rise of Alicia Menendez, a voice for the millennials Unmotivated in the basement? A millennial responds A Boston Globe Columnist Pens a Lazy Take on Those Lazy Millennials What Millennials Want The New Sexy: Millennial Egalitarian Men Are Millennials Falling Out of Love With Technology? Meet the Millennial Who's Busting Every Stereotype About Atheists

Daily Meme: No Partying in the War Room

Have you heard the news? The Republican Party is at war! It's everywhere too. There's civil war in Pennsylvania. There's civil war in Alabama. There's civil war in the party's pool of donors. There's firing squads in Virginia. And, as CNN puts it , "the stakes could not be higher." There's an election less than 365 days away! In the off-cycle battle of 2013, the verdict seems to be that the GOP establishment has eked out a victory. Fortunately for the pundits and political prognosticators among us, there is a vast treasure trove of military history we can draw on when it comes to conservative intraparty warfare. For example, how about someone write a column about how the current GOP civil war compares to the GOP civil war of 1987 ? Or 2008? Or 1950 ? Or 1948 ? Or 2010 ? Or 1992 ? Or 1985 ? Or 2007 ? Or 1990 ? Or 2009 ? Or 1998 ? Philip Bump at the Atlantic Wire says not to expect much success from the right until 2016 if we're still having the same conversation over the fractured fate...

Daily Meme: So Much Meaning

"Election Day 2013: What happened, and what it all means" "What Tuesday’s Election Returns Mean for 2016" "What Christie's victory means for the next presidential race" "What Christie, McAuliffe victories mean for America" "Chris Christie On 2016 Speculation ‘It Doesn’t Mean Anything To Me’" "The Republican governor’s immense success in dark blue New Jersey means that millennials, hungry for bipartisanship, and the GOP, eager to broaden its appeal, should look to Christie as a model for the future." "What it means for New Jersey is still in question." "Those looking to extrapolate out what his broad-based victory means for a potential 2016 presidential bid might want to tap the brakes." "That means Christie will have to do the meet and greets at Iowa county fairs and in the hamlets of New Hampshire in order to get people to know him." "A look at the New Jersey and Virginia gubernatorial elections, and what the results potentially mean with relation to the 2014 and 2016 elections." "...