Tagged: John McCain

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The John McCain Character Test

The news that Sen. John McCain will no longer seek medical treatment for his illness brings about a chance to use the sometimes controversial Senator as a test of character. Not his, ours.


The Sequester: Still a Thing

The most obvious and lasting results of the sequester are being felt by those who need the government most, and influence it the least.


Please, read the whole thing

Short form reading recommendations are usually reserved for the sidebar, but I feel compelled to give this one front page billing. Sydney Schanberg – a Pulitzer Prize-winning author whose work inspired “The Killing Fields”...



(UPDATED) Steve Benen and John Cole offer complementary takes on the complaints of John McCain and Peter King that the apparent Times Square “Generation Veal” attempted bomber should not have been informed of his...


We Are All Enemy Belligerents Now

I’d just like to agree publicly with every last word of this piece by Glenn Greenwald: [T]he bill recently introduced by Joe Lieberman and John McCain — the so-called “Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention and...


Personal Politics

Since the wattage of Palin-mania is currently at full blast, causing rolling blog brown outs, I think it’s worth stepping back for a second and discussing what is and isn’t valuable information when studying...


The Iron Binary and Reagan’s Succession Crisis

By Kyle (of Vogue Republic) In the grand discussion of where should Conservative leaders lead and where do they go, it’s important to get a good lay of the land, a solid bearing of...


Is Divided Government More Responsive?

I’m not sure how well Freddie and I addressed the central question of our discussion last night, to wit, how to overcome the institutional problems in our representative democracy.  But the discussion about health...


Acting Like You Mean It: Show Your Work

To a certain extent, I think Freddie’s being too harsh on Reihan in this post.  But at the same time, his broader point is an important one that I think a lot of conservatives...