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What Are They, For Lack Of A Better Word, Thinking?

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On January 22, 2010
I’ve been puzzling over the same questions Rob has — that why both the White House and the Raul Grijalva set among House progressives seem publicly committed to positions that are utterly irrational. And…I’m still not sure, but here are my guesses. The House liberals suddenly against voting for the only viable health care reform […]

Imperial naivete

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On December 2, 2009

St. Ignatius of Georgetown bestows his benediction on Obama’s escalation of the war in Afghanistan, but, being a liberal columnist at the liberal Washington Post, he regrets that the announced p

Obama’s war

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On November 24, 2009
An unfortunate aspect of the nature of politics is that principled opposition to disastrous and/or immoral policies tends to either disappear or at least lose much of its intensity when such policies are adopted by politicians one supports. Certainly over the last year we’ve seen this among what passes for the political left in this […]

Of Bargaining And Leverage

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On September 11, 2009

To follow up a bit on Rob, I would have to say that I’m if anything a little more in sympathy with Matt’s point. At the very least, if one thinks that Obama could get a good bill out of th

Obama and Health Care

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On August 28, 2009

If Obama is proven to have made mistakes when we see what comes out of the World’s Worst Deliberative Body, they will have been about his strategy with respect to Congress: being to willing to c

Self-Inflicted Wounds

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On August 12, 2009
I think this is definitely correct. I didn’t understand why Obama was appointing viable Senate candidates at the time, and it looks even worse in retrospect. (Although the subsequent analysis doesn’t apply in her case, one can also add Sebeius, who would have been at least a credible challenger for the soon-to-be vacant Senate seat […]

Unacceptable

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On July 7, 2009

The Obama administration’s ongoing inaction with respect to the unpopular, unjust, and contrary to national security DADT policy is indeed a disgrace: In all of this, nothing is more infuriating

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