A government shutdown is looking less likely. Here’s why that should scare you.
Author: Elias Isquith
The GOP still can’t come up with a conservative answer to Obamacare.
The latest developments in the latest shutdown crisis do not portend well for those who are into the whole operational government thing.
Noam Scheiber argues it will. I’m not so sure.
A crazy quote from a House Republican hints at the rocky way forward.
Bombing Syria is still a bad idea even if saving lives in Libya was not
James Fallows relays William R. Polk’s assessment of the Syria situation.
In an otherwise fine speech, the President continues a pandering tic that’s well past its sell-by date.
An insightful Bloomberg op-ed highlights the special relationship between Martin Luther King and organized labor.
Wise words from a nerd on Syria, chemical weapons, and Western intervention.
It’s just awful hard for me to take the technocratically-minded conservative arguments especially seriously when it’s so evident that many conservatives — high-up ones, not just low-level activists — really don’t give a damn about poverty.
Alex Pareene noticed this, too, but something I wanted to highlight is the fact that the president’s calling his new proposal — a cut to corporate tax rates in exchange for using the freed-up money...
An instant classic in the field of so-bad-it’s-good.
A new Economist piece sheds light on whether or not Romney’s 2012 rhetoric was as plastic as it seemed.
The most obvious and lasting results of the sequester are being felt by those who need the government most, and influence it the least.
Reading the interview, you get the impression of a guy already trying to define the way his presidency is interpreted and his immediate post-presidency is understood.
The speech was fine, but it never should have been given.
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