Monthly Archives: December 2013

Finally, Speaker Boehner Has His Kinda-Sorta “Sister Souljah” Moment

Sure, it was completely calculated, pre-scripted and assuredly poll tested. But you have to give a little credit to John Boehner for finally growing the cojones to stand up to the crazies in and out of Congress who have dominated … Continue reading

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Let’s Make a Deal!

So Ryan/Murray cut a budget deal today avoiding another shutdown showdown in mid-January. It barely cuts long term deficits, doesn’t contain long term tax reforms, doesn’t fix entitlement spending. But it does allow for small increases on the discretionary spending … Continue reading

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No Big Wave For Either Side to Ride in 2014

Chris Cillizza’s Fix column this week in WashPo focused on the Monkey Cage Blog (the WashPo’s kinda-answer for Nate Silver’s retired from NYT/soon to be resurrected “FiveThirtyEight.com” exercise) prediction for a “meh” midterm House battle in 2014 with D’s losing … Continue reading

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Contrary to Edsall/PoliScientists: The Center Can Hold

Thomas Edsall provides a great opinion piece in this week’s NYT focused on a group of PoliSci professors’ well-researched supposition that there is no true “center” electorate of the country ready to rise up and provide balance to force the … Continue reading

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Lots of interesting political rumblings in the news

Get out of town for a couple days over Thanksgiving and all sorts of interesting political reform and centrist chatter erupts: 1  – Excellent opinion in Politico magazine  “Which side of the barricade are you on?” by smart Dem. strategist … Continue reading

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