Republicans

A Conservative Congressman Gets Flak About the Keystone Pipeline—From the Right
December 12, 2013

The politics of the pipeline are more complicated than you thought

Yes, Even Nelson Mandela Could Say Dumb Things
December 12, 2013

Just because a bunch of people said stupid things about one of the century's most amazing men does not mean that Mandela didn't make some grievous errors in judgement.

Tom Corbett Went From Establishment Republican to Tea Party Ally. Bad Move.
Explaining Pennsylvania's unpopular governor
November 28, 2013

Sorry, Tom Corbett: Purple Pennsylvanians have little taste for truly conservative governance. 

Six Reasons To Be Optimistic About States Expanding Medicaid
November 27, 2013

From the moment that the Supreme Court allowed states to opt out of the Affordable Care Act’s expansion of Medicaid – in a 7-2 ruling joined by Justices Breyer and Kagan – I’ve been among the more pessimistic when it comes to assessing the willingnes

Democrats Will Pay for Nuking the Filibuster. But They Would Have Paid, Anyway.
November 22, 2013

After today’s Senate vote to eliminate the use of the filibuster for presidential nominees (except for the Supreme Court), Mitch McConnell vowed revenge. Evoking the tragicomic specter of unified Republican control over government, the minority leade

Nuking the Filibuster Is Great. Sanctimonious Beltway Types Just Won't Admit It.
November 21, 2013

Stop mourning bipartisan comity, sanctimonious Beltway scolds! It died a long time before the filibuster did.

Don't Compare Obamacare to Bush's Medicare Part D
November 19, 2013

Obama's health-care reform was designed to pay for itself.

Did Lindsey Graham Sponsor the Abortion Ban Because Marco Rubio Wouldn't?
November 08, 2013

On Thursday, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bill that would outlaw abortion at 20 weeks, a companion to a measure that passed the House of Representatives this June and an echo of laws that have already passed in more than a dozen

Business Donors Were for Tea Party Challengers Before They Were Against Them
November 04, 2013

The closest and most relevant election Tuesday may turn out not to be any of those on the Eastern Seaboard that have been soaking up the media’s attention—for governor in Virginia and New Jersey, and for mayor in New York and Boston—but rather the sp

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