Suddenly the Elites of both Left and Right find themselves totally naked and exposed.
The Yankees of 1978 won the pennant by winning on the margins. Similar success on the margins by Republicans should scare the hell out of Democrats.
For reasons that are becoming harder to understand with each passing week, the GOP majorities in both houses of Congress can’t bring themselves to act like the majority.
All of the apologies for Obamacare notwithstanding, Obamacare at its core is little other than a welfare program.
I’m thankful for Rolling Stone for making the never-ending task of coming up with material for these commentaries unbelievably easy.
If journalism were functioning in America, the reporting would go beyond the ‘gotcha’ politics of the moment and would drill down into the actual substance of what separates the parties.
You will not hear anyone in the mainstream media say that making a policy demand as government funding is about to run out is a perfectly legitimate prerogative of elected legislators.
Republicans are in many ways replicating the experience of the Southwest Conference and its once prestigious Cotton Bowl game. Largely through fecklessness and self-inflicted injury, Republicans are forfeiting their standing as a governing party.
It is always a mistake to underestimate the problem-solving capacity of a robustly growing American economy. Yet Republicans argue with Democrats as if our current sluggish economy is the best we can do. It’s not.
Republicans may wish to avoid a fight with Democrats that results in a government shutdown. But wishing not to fight and refusing to fight are two different things. It’s time to fight.