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Today In Ethics

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On December 5, 2009
Shorter President Max Baucus: public options are for my mistresses, not for people without decent health insurance. Seems like a good time to return to the archives for this classic. And to wish again that, if we couldn’t have a parliamentary system, we could have at least had unicameralism.

The Blunder

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On November 24, 2009

I will admit that in the immediate aftermath of the election, it wasn’t 100% clear that Reid blundered by letting Holy Joe keep his committee chairmanship; it was certainly the most plausible sc

WA Wets

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On April 3, 2009
To follow-up on what Matt says here, it’s especially dismaying to see Murray and Cantwell vote for the decrease in the estate tax. It’s not as if they have to be frightened that voting against a tax giveaway to upper-upper-class heirs is going to cost them re-election. They would appear to believe as a matter […]

The Wanker Caucus

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On March 31, 2009

Although given my particular hobbyhorses I might have preferred a little more emphasis on the structural issues with the Senate, in his defense Chait’s article really does a superb job of pointi

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