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How Do The Republicans Save Face?

Jonathan Chait flagged this quote from Eric Cantor today and came up with an interesting theory as to why he said it: Mr. Cantor complained that the president, while insisting on additional tax increases, still has not embraced the structural changes to Medicare,...

Can The GOP Love Itself, Or Anybody Else?

"Honey, if you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?…..Can I get an amen?" -- RuPaul One of the most interesting things about the focus on marriage equality in the past couple of weeks has been the Republican Party's reaction to all the...

GOP Suffers Big Yellow Taxi Syndrome

Republicans are suffering grievously from the syndrome that singer Joni Mitchell memorialized in the hit “Big Yellow Taxi” in 1970. The chorus says it all: Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got Till it's gone They paved paradise And put up a...
After Sequester, Will We Stop The Next Fung Wah?

After Sequester, Will We Stop The Next Fung Wah?

This week our federal government effectively shut down the Fung Wah bus company.. Fung Wah had a loyal customer following because it was ridiculously dirt-cheap, $15 one-way from New York City to Boston. But it was dirt-cheap because it was a death trap on wheels....
Will The Sequester Doom Obama's Agenda?

Will The Sequester Doom Obama's Agenda?

With apologies to Victor Hugo, apparently nothing in Washington is as powerful as a bad idea whose time has come — or at least, a bad idea no one in Washington has the political will or ability to stop. The sequester is one such idea. Born from the ashes of the...

Sequester Hurts The Troops

The next time your Republican representative says they support the troops, laugh and call them a liar because they obviously don’t care enough to make sure the men and women in the military will be able to afford college. Due to the sequester many branches of the...

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