The group blog of The New Republic
August 3, 2007
There's not a ton of good news coming out of Congress these days, so it's nice to see that the Senate passed a bipartisan SCHIP bill with a 68-31 majority--enough to override the promised White House veto. Most senators, in the end, weren't scared off by conservative rants about "socialized medicine" and Michael Moore. What a surprise.
A pro-surge uniformed military interloper stands up at a YearlyKos convention panel with dramatic results. Ezra Klein cringes a bit at the response.
First, Jamie ignores Iraq, which he says is too big a subject to engage in a blog post. I'll just assume, however, that he doesn't think the war has been a shining success.
Once again, life imitates "The Thick of It": Alex Massie reads Alastair Campbell's diaries and finds Tony Blair hilariously dishing about his fellow European leaders.