Good luck getting the GOP to listen to conservative wonks.
Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony
Reaganites called him a terrorist and a phony.
Is the Constitution an imperfect document that has led to some combination of inefficiency (as the left argues) and a lack of democratic accountability (as the right argues)? Is it the Constitution that has been largely responsible for the problems of Barack Obama's presidency?
Here's why I took it down
Thanks to angry Republican protesters, the Confederate flag is back in the news. Someone who used to fly the flag now ponders its meaning.
Jonathan Chait, in a blog post for New York magazine, tries to swat down allegations that Democrats are currently demanding their own debt-ceiling ransom.
Just because the Republican numbers are in the tank doesn't mean they can't bounce back soon. It happened in 1999 too.
Welcome to Weimar America
Political philosophers from Aristotle to Locke have defined the nation-state as the highest form of political community....What is happening in America is that this social contract is being voided
The easiest point to make about Tom Clancy, who died on Tuesday at the age of 66, is that he was a mediocre writer who penned books with noxious political messages. But he was more interesting than that, even if only as a totemic cultural figure. I haven't read any of his nonfictional output, which mostly deals with military matters, especially the physical details of American military hardware.
Stronger political parties would have avoided this week's shutdown
Stronger political parties, acting in their own interest, could avoid this week's self-inflicted wounds.
Even if the two favorites of social conservatives had teamed up, Mitt Romney probably would have beat them.