Groundhog Day

In Fiscal Talks, It's Groundhog Day
December 20, 2012

Yes, the House Republican caucus is still crazy.

Eight Ways Obama Can Jam Through His Agenda Without Congress
November 16, 2012

House Republicans still don't want to cooperate with Obama. So here's eight policies the executive branch can carry out all by itself.

Happyism
June 08, 2012

Before 2013 begins, catch up on the best of 2012. From now until the New Year, we will be re-posting some of The New Republic’s most thought-provoking pieces of the year.

Groundhog Day: Can We Trust Punxsutawney Phil?
February 02, 2012

It’s Groundhog Day, and according to Punxsutawney Phil, we’re in for six more weeks of winter. The Los Angeles Times reports that other groundhogs offered a different forecast, which you might consider irrelevant—after all, there’s an official groundhog for this job, and he’s already made his views clear.

Elevated Threat
February 06, 2006

IN 2002, REPUBLICANS RAN ON THE war on terrorism. In 2004, they ran on the war on terrorism. And, last week, Karl Rove informed the country that, in 2006, they plan to run on…the war on terrorism. It’s the political equivalent of Groundhog Day. Of course, every two years, the specifics change slightly. In 2002, the White House argued that, because Democrats wanted labor protections in the Homeland Security bill, they would leave the United States vulnerable to another September 11. In 2004, they argued that, because John Kerry was a serial flip-flopper with no backbone, he’d leave the United S