Monthly Archives: July 2011

Crazy, Stupid, Politics: Why We Should Have Seen the Debt Ceiling Debacle Coming

During the 2010 elections, some of the Tea Party candidates set a new high (or low) for political craziness. Sharron Angle denounced the use of Sharia law in U.S. cities and called for the use of “Second Amendment remedies” to … Continue reading

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Why Obama’s “Victory” on the Debt Ceiling is a Long Term Loss

For several days last week, Lawrence O’Donnell began his MSNBC primetime hour with what can justly be described as a rant extolling the brilliance of President Obama’s tactics on the budget ceiling debate. Obama, O’Donnell argued (crowed, really), forced the … Continue reading

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Mark Dayton for President?

In reporting on the shutdown of the Minnesota state government, The New York Times seemed to suggest that the roots of the impasse lay in the decision by Minnesota voters to elect, at the same time, a Republican legislature and … Continue reading

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