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
Stop mourning bipartisan comity, sanctimonious Beltway scolds! It died a long time before the filibuster did.
Did these Republicans even watch the movie?
Don't Compare Obamacare to Bush's Medicare Part D
November 19, 2013
Obama's health-care reform was designed to pay for itself.
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
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
From Boston, a Lesson About Obamacare
October 31, 2013
President Obama was in Boston on Wednesday—not to watch a baseball game, but to send a message about health care reform: The idea really works. Given all the news about Obamacare lately, it’s a message the country very much needs to hear.
How Republicans Became Accidental Champions of Obamacare
October 21, 2013
Yes, it is awfully rich that Republicans and conservative commentators, after doing their utmost to undermine the Affordable Care Act these past few years, are now carping about the serious flaws in the Web sites set up to process applications for he
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.