Tag Archives: Congress

All Politics All the Time — 13 May 2013

There are two disconcerting threads that connect the two hot stories in the news this week, the renewed (I would say, disgracefully belated) interest in the Benghazi terrorist attacks of last September 11, and the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups … Continue reading

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Sequester Follies — February 25, 2013

The posturing and demagoguery of our President surrounding the Great Sequester Debate is infuriating.  More than ever, he gives evidence that he has little interest in governing, and is much more engaged in politicking and campaigning. Virtually every day in … Continue reading

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Power Play — 28 January 2013

It appeared evident in President Obama’s inauguration speech that he has little apparent intention of working with Republicans for the next couple of years.  While the traditional inaugural address is a unifying ode to the principles that make us all … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers from the Fiscal Cliff Deal — 7 January 2013

Last week I promised to offer some ideas about how to address the “welfare cliff,” and I fully intend to do so.  But I wanted to offer some thoughts about the recent “fiscal cliff” deal, before the whole subject went … Continue reading

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Lucy Always Snatches Away the Football — 26 November 2012

Amid the atmospherics surrounding the upcoming “fiscal cliff” negotiations, one of the salient news stories that emerged this weekend was that a few Republicans are tiptoeing toward breaking ranks on the No Tax Pledge. This pledge, which virtually every Republican … Continue reading

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John Roberts’ Gamble — 2 July, 2012

That John Roberts is one slippery character. One wonders if he isn’t too clever by half. As recently as Wednesday, liberals had dismissed the Chief Justice as a hopeless partisan; now suddenly he is endowed with the wisdom of Solomon. … Continue reading

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Happy Lack of Labor Day! — 5 September 2011

This Thursday an anxious and impatient America will wait with collective breath baited for a) the President’s long-awaited speech on job creation, or b) the start of the pro football season.  Take your pick.  With last Friday’s very downbeat employment … Continue reading

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