The media treat it as a political ploy. It has a serious intellectual case, too.
Boehner Inadvertently Exposes Sloppy Media Coverage of Obamacare Costs
November 26, 2013
House Speaker John Boehner loves to tell stories about people getting a raw deal from Obamacare. This week, he decided to tell one about himself.
It Sure Sounds Like John Boehner Just Said He Opposes All Anti-Discrimination Laws
November 05, 2013
The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) will likely pass the Senate after it won a procedural vote Monday. The bill would “ban sexual orientation or gender identity discrimination in most workplaces,” as BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner puts it.
Instead of a Grand Bargain, How About a Little Bargain?
October 21, 2013
New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.
There's a New Political Story Line—and it's Good for Republicans
October 20, 2013
The GOP used to be viewed as a right-wing monolith. Now it's thought of as a party split between radicals and non-radicals. This is actually good news for Republicans.
Stop Letting John Boehner and His House Allies Off the Hook
October 18, 2013
For someone who just presided over a 16-day shutdown of the federal government that cost the country an estimated $24 billion and sent his party’s public standing plunging to historic lows, John Boehner is basking in surprisingly mild reviews.
Grover Norquist's Three Funniest Analogies for Ted Cruz
October 17, 2013
Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, came to the offices of The New Republic Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion on American politics and the future of the Republican Party.
At John Boehner's Breakfast Joint, Few People Eat and Tell
October 16, 2013
According to Wednesday’s Washington Examiner, the rift in the Republican Party is even apparent in where they eat, with establishment moderates and Tea Party conservatives dining at different spots.
The Republicans May Lose, But So Will You
October 15, 2013
Americans who want jobs or mortgages will suffer because John Boehner didn't have the guts to stiff the Tea Party
Tick, Tick, Tick... Is This Boehner's Last Ransom Note?
October 15, 2013
Democrats and Republicans in the Senate have nearly completed a deal that would reopen the government and increase the Treasury Department's debt ceiling. President Obama has signalled his support, as have Democratic leaders in the House.