Politics is about policy. What Andrew Kaczynski found.
Do you think that John Kerry appreciates the irony of his support for unchecked presidential war powers?
Sure, this goes against Obama’s natural inclination to avoid military conflict. But does “consultation with Congress” give him authority to wage war? I think not until someone convinces me that the Constitution allows the commander-in-chief to do whatever he wants with the military.
So much for any meaningful legislation before January of 2017…
Is “we don’t have a strategy” simply code for “we don’t want to get too involved because last time was such a debacle”? If so, why not just say that? And in August, when the stock market hits a record high… does anyone outside of Washington really care?
Give me liberty, or give me a fact check.
Maybe the governor has been bending the truth for so long that he no longer can distinguish between what is real and what is made up.
So first Rep. Michael Grimm gets angry with a reporter and threatens to “throw him over the [expletive deleted] balcony”. Then he threatens to “break him in half.” Then he thinks about what he said, and issues an official statement that says “I doubt that I am the first Member of Congress to tell off a reporter, and I am sure I won’t be the last.” Then, the next day, he apologies. Too late?
So in the midst of a Watergate-like abuse of executive power scandal involving the George Washington Bridge, TMZ calls Shaquille O’Neal for his reaction. Call me old-fashioned, but I don’t think Shaq’s opinion of Governor Christie is particularly relevant. And that TMZ considers this to be news is yet another piece of evidence of the demise of the media. Perhaps, though, it’s our (my?) fault for visiting TMZ’s website.
Check back in twelve months to add your comment about how wrong I was.
Unlike when the Jeffersons moved to their deluxe apartment on the east side, upward mobility is more difficult today. Assuming you accept this premise (and it’s subject to debate), what can/should we do about it? And how complicit is our system of college admissions, which is set up to give advantages to those who can afford tutors?
Mitch McConnell should be happy… right??
So I decided to try to shop for health care coverage. This is what I found out.
The conventional wisdom is that (a) Chris Christie is a moderate and (b) his big reelection victory is a signal to the Republican Party that it must embrace its moderate wing to win in 2016. Not so fast.
Food for thought from Maureen Dowd in today’s NY Times. She’s said this before, but it bears repeating given the events of the past few months.
Nice attempt by the New York Times to describe Republicans in the House. Too bad it oversimplifies a complex situation.
The future president was a classic overachiever. As was his wife.
So a certain senator from Texas said this week, “Unfortunately, once again, it appears the Washington establishment is refusing to listen to the American people.’’ So this is what the American people are saying. Is anyone listening?
“All of us should bind ourselves to some rules that say the people who vote for us should be more important than somebody who’s spending a million dollars, $10 million, or a hundred million dollars to help us get elected, because we don’t know what their agendas are,” President Obama said Tuesday. At issue before the Supreme Court are “aggregate” contribution limits for big-dollar donors.