Paul Begala is a Newsweek/Daily Beast columnist, a CNN contributor, an affiliated professor of public policy at Georgetown, and a senior adviser to Priorities USA Action, a progressive PAC.

The Obama Scandals

The president’s critics say he’s too detached. Paul Begala explores this ridiculous line of reasoning.

New Term, New Attitude

The Obama we saw yesterday is simply not the same politician who governed for the past four years. He’s a better one, says Paul Begala.


Crafting an inaugural address in an age of cheap partisanship is no easy task. Paul Begala on how the president can rise to the challenge.