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Is there a German phrase for “something that you pretty much already know but still manages to be shocking when you encounter it”? Because that’s what I experienced reading Carl Bernstein’s report on Trump’s telephone calls with foreign leaders. In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was […]

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On March 31, 2012
Robert Wright is wondering why the Affordable Care Act wasn’t just a straightforward use of the tax power, and his analysis is of course focused on the median votes of the Senate and the leverage these conservatives had over the legislative process. Hahaha, just kidding! When discussing the ACA, as Drew Westen has taught us, […]
I’ve been meaning to say more George Edwards’s masterwork On Deaf Ears, and since in a recent thread we had someone articulating the full-on bully pulpit myth in this thread, now is as good a time as any. To expand a bit on what I’ve said before, On Deaf Ears evaluates the evidence with respect […]
I’m not sure how many times the NYT will invite him to write the same asinine column with similar basic errors and misunderstandings. And, yes, there’s no actual evidence whatsoever that the mythical deal Obama made to kill the public option actually happened. Although since it had no chance of passing the Senate anyway if […]

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On October 17, 2011

My views on this are basically the same as Rob.    I don’t mean to sound like Nino Scalia, but I actually do believe that the president is bound by the statutes Congress actually enacted, not

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