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The Deal

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On January 22, 2018
I guess I am in a significant minority on the left, but I don’t see this government shutdown deal as a capitulation or sellout at all. What I see is the following: A) CHIP is a huge policy win for Democrats. You might say that Republicans had to deal with this anyway. No they didn’t. […]
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This data is interesting: Statistics from Roberts’ first dozen terms on the high court show a growing willingness to be less doctrinaire in his conservatism — particularly in order to agree with Justice Anthony Kennedy. For his first eight terms on the court, Roberts agreed most with Justice Samuel Alito (one of the staunchest conservatives […]
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It is well known that absent a very knobbly boot on the neck, health insurance companies behave like libertarian sadists on a coke binge. For example, Anthem continues to roll out its Diagnose Yourself or Pay policy, even though it violates federal law. Alison Wrenne was home cooking breakfast for her two children last summer, […]
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I know you won’t believe this, but we have reports that Republicans made choices, that have consequences: “Democrats are far more concerned with Illegal Immigrants than they are with our great Military or Safety at our dangerous Southern Border,” the president said on Twitter. “They could have easily made a deal but decided to play Shutdown politics […]
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