Daily Archive: August 1, 2011


Market liberals

Matt Yglesias makes tons of sense with his latest foray into an ongoing debate between him and John Quiggin and others. I think Matt operates in that awkward position of being not-progressive-enough for much...


Deal with the devil

Here’s Kevin Drum: There are a few liberal pundits out there who believe that a cuts-only deal like this one isn’t all that bad. Jon Chait is one of the leading proponents of this...


Legislative Entrenchment

Here’s Ezra Klein, explaining the key part of the deal reached late yesterday: In his remarks on Friday, President Obama said he would support a trigger if it was done in “a smart and...