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On the Deal

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On December 7, 2010

Needless to say, I don’t have much to add to Krugman and Rortybomb.    The deal, once you accept that the cave-in on extending the Bush tax cuts was inevitable, was better than expected.  

Without getting into the debate we’ve been having in comments about his merits as a columnist, I note that Frank Rich’s latest much-praised column makes no sense: THOSE desperate to decipher the baffling Obama presidency could do worse than consult an article titled “Understanding Stockholm Syndrome” in the online archive of The F.B.I. Law Enforcement […]
Obama’s approach to judicial nominations has, indeed, been very weak. The legislative situation is about to get a lot worse, so now is the time to get as many nominees confirmed as he can. And it’s not as if failing to fill vacancies is making it more likely that other major legislation will be passed […]

90% Amnesia

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On March 11, 2010

Stephen Green asserts that to find a president criticizing the Supreme Court you have to go back to Old Hickory.   (And his quote is actually apocryphal, although since it’s “fake but tr

Bad Deal

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On February 13, 2010
The GOP essentially wins yet another procedural round in the Senate. It should be noted as well that using various tyranny-of-the-minority tactics to prevent presidents from staffing their administrations is indefensible even by Senate standards; the increase in recess appointments is a perfectly justified way of dealing with the situation. Share
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