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Boxer’s Replacement

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On January 8, 2015

Given the California electorate, whoever replaces Barbara Boxer should be someone around the Elizabeth Warren/Sherrod Brown wing of the Democratic Party. Of course. many of her likely replacements wou

Jim Jeffords, RIP

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On August 19, 2014

Jim Jeffords gave control of the Senate to the Democrats in 2001 when he left the Republican Party. If it didn’t permanently eliminate the Republican control that would allow the Bush Administra

All-Nighter

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On March 10, 2014
I suppose tonight’s all-nighter pulled by Senate Democrats on climate change is a good thing but it also shows the limits of political theater because really, who cares. Which is a good argument as well against spoken filibusters. Everyone just waits for them to be done, forgets about it, and moves on.

Grumble Grumble

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On October 5, 2013

I understand that Michelle Nunn faces an uphill battle to win the Georgia Senate seat. But I’m absolutely not convinced that parroting right-wing lines about the national debt and the need to cu

Frank Lautenberg, RIP

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On June 3, 2013
Frank Lautenberg has passed. Lautenberg’s most significant legacy is his role in raising the drinking age to 21. In principle, I think the drinking age should be lowered. But given the American automobile landscape and the American tradition of teenage driving, it was almost certainly a good policy. If we could combine lowering the drinking […]

Baucus

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On April 23, 2013

Max Baucus, the Democratic Party’s most annoying senator, is retiring at the end of his term. While like any Democrat, I worry about holding the seat, if Brian Schweitzer runs, he will be tough

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