How to Break the Partisan Fever


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Where did the animosity all begin?

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Stupak and Lessons Learned: Democrats Lie. Chronically


The second lesson that should be learned is that there is no such thing as a Pro-Life Democrat. Partisanship and agendas over-ride all for them. Thus, it should come as no surprise that Bart Stupak sold out for an Executive Order;  a piece of paper that holds absolutely no merit, particularly when coming from arguably [...]

In Defense of Partisanship


One of my biggest pet peeves over the years has been incessant hand-wringing over “partisanship” in politics, so reading Tunku Varadarajan’s latest column on The Daily Beast was a breath of fresh air.  He argues that partisanship isn’t necessarily such a bad thing:
What’s so wrong with political and legislative partisanship, anyway? It’s the best thing [...]

Evan Bayh’s Exit and the Failure of Liberal Governance – WSJ.com


The political retirement of Evan Bayh, at age 54, is being portrayed by various sages as a result of too much partisanship, or the Senate's dysfunction, or even the systemic breakdown of American governance. Most of this is rationalization. The real story, of which Mr. Bayh's frustration is merely the latest sign, is the failure […]

The State of the Union: a Hollow Speech


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The era of big speeches is over.

Stimulus 3.0? – by Jacob Laksin


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President Obama promises to spend the country out of recession – again.