Best single political week in 5+ years
I suppose it is just a matter of opinion but it is hard for me to think of a week in the political life of the United States that I have enjoyed more since November of 2004. It has been beyond great: Scott Brown won and the Democrats fillibuster proof majority in the Senate evaporated Obamacare, at least in its most odious form, died The far | Read More »
No Coattails and he doesn’t even care
Blue dog Democrats are going to be asked by their leaders (Obama, Pelosi and Reid) to take some tough votes between now and next November and yesterday’s election should give them food for thought. First, it is clear that Obama has no coattails. His voters may eventually turn out for him again in 2012 (time will tell), but despite campaigning in both Virginia and New Jersey, | Read More »
When do we get to talk about “Competence”?
As I look back on the Bush Administration, it seems like a turning point was the Katrina fiasco. Until that moment, particularly in comparison to the preceding Clinton Administration, it looked like the Bush Administration was being run by grown-ups. They were the A-Team. But Katrina changed all that. Suddenly, in many respects unfairly but partly deservedly, the Bush Administration got hung with the label | Read More »