John B. Judis at New Republic: Right-wing Populism Could Hobble America for Decades The tea party is going down. Dysfunction is not. In the Federalist Papers, James Madison promised that a large republic with a representative government would avoid the … Continue reading
Excellent piece from Andrew C. McCarthy: The Art of the Impossible In considering the Republican retreat that ended the partial government shutdown, funded Obamacare, and unconditionally extended more credit on Uncle Sam’s tapped-out credit card, my friend Jonah Goldberg argues … Continue reading
(Courtesy of Legal Insurrection) There are some post-mortems being written about the recently-ended clusterfuck in Washington DC known by the misnomer of “the shutdown”. The conventional wisdom is that it was a political and public relations disaster for the Republicans … Continue reading
All they had to do to win was nothing: House Republicans Show Themselves To Be Dangerously Incompetent, Again House Republican leaders canceled plans to call a vote Tuesday evening on a Republican plan to raise the debt limit and reopen … Continue reading
Do you recognize the asshole holding the Confederate flag in the picture above? I am trying to find out who he is. I have combed thru hundreds of pictures from yesterday’s Million Vet March and this asshole shows up in … Continue reading
According to the media this is a protest against the shutdown.
Today is the day of the Million Vet March on Washington. Sarah Palin promised to attend. I hope it’s a huge success. Today is one of those times I wish I didn’t live in California. This is an open thread.