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Annie Lowrey laments that the budget lines that are big are the ones people want to spare from cuts, and the ones they want to cut don’t make up much of the budget. But the big counterexample–from her own chart–goes unmentioned.
Let’s reflect on the two real lessons of the Battle of Newtown. First, the Second Amendment is not about hunting animals and punching paper, it’s about winning a war against the government, and here we have a man who didn’t whine about tyranny, or run and hide: he took up arms like a Real American, [...]
From Steve Benen: the Republicans’ “serious” offer, in one chart.
That’s what a lot of pundits say. But let’s examine the assertion a little more closely. There is a reason why the Republican Party, and leading politicians in the Republican Party, and the bosses of the Republican Party (such as Limbaugh, Rove, Norquist etc.) take the positions they do. They believe in those positions: They believe [...]
John Boehner has committed the house majority to accept new revenues under the “right conditions”. The California legislature has a 2/3 D majority in both houses, which means it can actually raise taxes, and the CA electorate that pulled the legs out from under its government a third of a century ago voted to increase [...]
Steve Benen on why Obama’s win matters: it proves progressive government can be rewarded.
Nursing-home resident goes into cardiac arrest while filling out his absentee ballot, revives after CPR, wakes up, asks, “Did I vote?”
Matt Stoller thinks this would be a good time to vote for a third-party candidate. His case, approximately, comes in two parts. The first is a sheet of charges against Obama for bad things he did and good things he didn’t do in his first term (some of which are a little naïve about what [...]
Jonathan Bernstein is an indispensable political scientist and blogger, but I question the validity of his snark about the late Senator Arlen Specter’s intellectual gifts. Bernstein riffs on a passage from Rich Yeselson’s article: Yselson calls Specter (by way of Nixon) a “brilliant, ruthless political obsessive,” but I don’t think that’s right. I’m not even [...]