Didn’t We Just Learn That Rushing Bills Through Congress Was a BAD Thing?


At the Daily Beast, Matthew Yglesias has a bad feeling about the way Senate Democrats are going about passing financial “reform” legislation—rushing it through in much the same way they rammed though health care “reform”:
It means we’re looking at a bill that punts on many of the biggest issues. It means that neither the broad [...]

Conservatives Don’t Need a New Civil War about the Old Civil War


Today on the Daily Beast, Matthew Yglesias asks a provocative question: “How has it come to pass that a political party literally founded in order to oppose slavery has come to celebrate a rebellion sparked by its own ascension to the White House?”
The issue is Virginia Republican Governor Bob McDonnell’s declaration of April as Confederate [...]