Paul Krugman and Congressional Polarization

February 19, 2012
In Friday’s The New York Times, Paul Krugman addressed what he sees as the disconnect between Republican rhetoric about the welfare state and the distribution of welfare benefits in… Read More

Quick Hit: Highlights from the Blogosphere

February 13, 2012
If you were suspicious of the claim that 98% of Catholic women used birth control, it turns out you had good reason. Lydia McGrew breaks down the study Democrats used… Read More

Newt Gingrich, the Adversarial News Media and “Camscam”

January 26, 2012
If you wander over to Politico, you should read an article by Ginger Gibson entitled: “Newt Gingrich and the Press: Secret Pals”  The gist of Gibson’ article is that, despite his righteous indignation… Read More

Santorum: Insider v. Reformer(?)

January 20, 2012
This is a dichotomy Sheryl Gay Stolberg presents in her recent article at the New York Times. Santorum’s career, according to the article, spanned from freshman reformer to leadership… Read More

Super Committee Agrees On One Thing: John Kerry Talks Too Much

January 19, 2012
A little bit of super committee satire courtsey of  My favorite part: “Look, I like John. He’s a friend, but when you get him talking about government spending… Read More

Quick Hit: Jonathan Bernstein’s Foresight

December 20, 2011
Reading through some old posts I came across Jonathan Bernstein’s TNR article from 12/2 aptly titled “Yes, Newt’s Up in the Polls. No, You Shouldn’t Take His Candidacy Seriously.” The… Read More

Record Your Thoughts on the Super Committee

November 20, 2011
I’m going to try out a feature of our blog: polling.  So, what’s the collective wisdom in the blogosphere on the deficit reduction committee’s chances of success? [polldaddy poll=5686933]… Read More

Congressional Jargon

November 14, 2011
As a blog about Congress we’d be remiss if we didn’t link to Matt Glassman’s Congressional jargon post. It’s a fun look at the lingo on Capitol Hill. Read More

Herman Cain’s Information Minister

November 7, 2011
The Cain campaign’s official response here.  May the memory of Baghdad Bob never die. Read More

The Senate Rule Change Was “A Return To Order”

October 11, 2011
Harry Reid published an op-ed in today’s Washington Post defending last week’s change in Senate precedent.  He begins his essay by arguing–like I did in the immediate aftermath of the… Read More