Tag Archives: Republicans

I’m with Chait

… in this dustup with Douthat.

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Why they’re like this

There are three reasons Republicans can’t do the obvious (open the government, raise the debt ceiling) …

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The alarm bells should be going off in GOPland right about now

A new set of data (yes, yes I know, they don’t “do” data…) offer bad, worse, and potentially catastrophic news for Republicans. Let’s start with the bad: The Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that Americans disapprove of the way congress … Continue reading

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This week’s Herald column: Rafael runs the shutdown, Rush rules the party

In this week’s column, the media-political convergence between El Rushbo and Rafael the Canadian (AKA Ted Cruz) explains the shutdown, and the small band of House kamikazes who won’t let our government go.

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This week’s Herald column: Barack Obama’s summer of the shark

In this week’s column, I tackle Washington’s “scandal” season… 

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A Washington ‘whodunit’: who fed bogus Benghazi ‘emails’ to the media? **UPDATE: a ‘glaring omission…’**

Who leaked bogus email “summaries” to ABC news and the Weekly Standard to try and stoke a Benghazi controversy? Continue reading

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Ladies and gentlemen, the totally non-partisan, apolitical tea party …

Were they right to use an algorithm to target people with “tea party” in their name? No. But did they have a legitimate reason to wonder whether the sudden upsurge in “tea party” 501(c)4s seemed suspicious, so maybe they should make sure there was no fraud going on? Yes. Continue reading

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(Video) Why is it that all Washington talks about is deficit reduction?

From my guest-hosting stint on “Now” on Wednesday, an interview with Maryland Rep. Chris Van Holland and the panel, discussing why Democrats seem to have conceded the notion of “cutting the deficit” instead of working on economic growth: Visit NBCNews.com … Continue reading

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Republicans want the sequester

… They have always wanted the sequester. How can I prove it? Easy.

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This week’s Herald column: skeptical about Rubio

I know, I know, he’s everybody’s Latin Hero, but I’m not on the bandwagon of El Unico.

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