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False Dichotomy

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On August 1, 2011
I’m not a generally a big fan of trying to determine what public officials “really want,” not least because there’s no way of extricating policy goals from political goals and perceptions of political viability. But I certainly agree in broad terms that Obama is a moderate Democrat of the Clinton school who cares inordinately about […]

Yikes

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On July 12, 2011

It’s good that the GOP can’t take “yes” for an answer. Still, given what Obama is willing to give up it’s pretty clearly evidence in favor of those who were opposed to th

Many folks on the Twitter seems convinced that the good news about Bin Laden effectively ends the 2012 campaign. This certainly doesn’t hurt. But I would point to George H.W. Bush’s approval ratings in 1991. If unemployment remains high and the recovery remains weak, Obama could absolutely lose in 2012. …Chait: “The political ramifications: Minimal […]

Awful

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On April 12, 2011

Several of our commenters called it: Now it’s getting a little clearer: Obama will throw his support behind the bipartisan effort in the Senate to turn the Simpson-Bowles plan into legislation (side

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