Politics

October 15, 2013

The Delusions of Leon Panetta, High-Flying Veteran of This Town
12:18 PM

The bar has been set pretty high these past few years for clueless hypocrisy among Washington elders offering bipartisan bromides to break the fiscal gridlock. But Leon Panetta just cleared it with a standing jump.

When Companies Are Hacked, Customers Bear the Brunt. But Not for Long.
11:51 AM

For the past two weeks, Security States has been exploring the possibility of liability for software design flaws. It’s a critical issue—and likely the right answer from an economic perspective. But at this point that answer is theoretical.

The New York Times Praises Women Senators By Using Gender Stereotypes
11:15 AM

In Tuesday's paper, New York Times reporters Jonathan Weisman and Jennifer Steinhauer have a story on the female senators who have tried to find a debt-ceiling bargain. They include Susan Collins, Barbara Mikulski, Kelly Ayotte, and Lisa Murkowski.

This Is What American Centrists Want, Says Men's Lifestyle Mag in NYC
10:49 AM

Was the Old American Center apathetic, intractable, and very fake?

The GOP Can't Survive Without the Tea Party
6:30 AM

Apparently, it’s become fashionable to wonder whether fissures in the GOP might eventually grow into a schism, with tea party candidates mounting independent challenges to the GOP in the 2014 elections.

October 14, 2013

The Senate Budget Deal Spares Obamacare—Except for These Two Changes
8:39 PM

Senate leaders are near an agreement that would re-open the government and increase the debt ceiling.

Liberals Should Vote Centrist in Local Elections
Why you'll miss the age of the imperial centrist mayor

Why Liberals will miss Michael Bloomberg and the era's other imperial centrist mayors

Rick Perry Just Boosted His Intellectual Reputation
5:57 PM

The secret meaning of Rick Perry's glasses

The Shutdown is Coming to an End—With a Win for Lobbyists
The tea party's gift to K Street
5:40 PM

After all that, the Tea Party may have helped K Street end a tax that annoyed fatcats 

Gerrymandering Still Isn't to Blame for the Shutdown
3:46 PM

Gerrymandering is ugly. But you can't blame it for all Republican lunacy.

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