Budget Poker

Obama Must Insist on Total Victory Over the GOP
August 28, 2013

When you’re dealing with loons, you have to throw out the book on negotiating and suppress your conciliatory impulses (ahem, Mr. President). The lunatics will somehow manage to rationalize as victory anything short of total defeat. And so total defeat is what you have to give them.

Watch Obama Botch the Debt Negotiations. Again.
August 27, 2013

There's an easy way for Obama to best the GOP in this fall's fight over the debt-ceiling and the budget. Unfortunately, the White House isn't using it.