One Line Captures Everything Wrong With Congress

By: Friday September 5, 2014 2:50 pm

Congressional staff are paid too little to create a class of top-notch advisers.


Greenwald Has “Peaked” Because a Politico Editor Says So

By: Friday September 5, 2014 12:58 pm

In a new Politico Magazine article Michael Hirsh makes the big claim that Glenn Greenwald’s stock is dropping fast, but without any actual proof.

Politico Magazine National Editor Snarks at Greenwald & Helps Former NSA Chief Spread Fear

By: Thursday September 4, 2014 10:04 am

Ever since revelations from National Security Agency documents began to be published by journalists, much has been learned about how the NSA has transformed the world into a massive surveillance state. Quite a bit has also been learned about journalism in the United States too.

McConnell Plans for 2015 to Be Even More Confrontational

By: Wednesday August 20, 2014 10:05 am

If you thought the recent Congressional term just didn’t have enough showdowns, big political confrontations and government shutdowns then you should be really excited for 2015. In an interview with Politico Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) promised very aggressive confrontations with President Obama if Republicans win control of the Senate, and possibly even another government shutdown.

Things in Politico That Make Me Want to Guzzle

By: Sunday June 29, 2014 10:32 am

How is democracy supposed to work when so many people are so angry and hostile even to suggestions about change?

Former Drug Czar’s Insane Rant About Drug Addicted Zombies Ruining Democracy

By: Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:30 pm

I originally planned to fact check this Politico op-ed by former Bush-era Drug Czar John P. Walters, but it quickly became apparent his arguments were beyond logical refutation.

What Exactly is This Politico Poll Supposed to Tell Us?

By: Monday May 19, 2014 9:00 am

Politico decided to poll likely voters across the country in the “most competitive races.” It found in the House and Senate races they labeled “competitive” on average likely voters favored Republicans 41 percent to 34 percent for Democrats in the generic ballot. How exactly this is helpful for telling us about the current state of politics I really can’t say.

What Is the Case for Biden over Clinton?

By: Thursday February 27, 2014 12:28 pm

As a recent Politico feature makes clear, Vice President Joe Biden is still seriously thinking about running for President in 2016. While I’m a strong supporter of primaries because I believe they give the party an chance to debate what they stand for, I fail to see what is either the policy or political case for Biden over Hillary Clinton.

Does the Debt Ceiling Have to Be Raised?

By: Friday January 31, 2014 6:40 pm

Lately, the word out of Washington, DC from the plugged in people is that there will be no debt ceiling crisis coming up before the election. Politico says so, and so does the National Journal. MSNBC also agrees.

But not so fast, says the Washington Post, echoing the Wall Street Journal provided the House Republicans can agree on “. . . an extortion demand.” If they can, then we wll have another debt ceiling crisis.

Dems Begin Triage Plans

By: Thursday January 30, 2014 8:25 am

The President is unpopular and midterm elections with their older turnout tend to favor Republicans. It is still possible things could change dramatically in the next few months but it looks like Republicans have collectively decided to stop shooting themselves in the foot.

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