Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) has taken a whole lot of heat for her vote in favor of the GOP Senate tax bill, in particular because it includes repeal of the individual mandate. She has argued that two other pieces of legislation [...]
So much for competition. “Two major hospital operators are in talks about a possible merger that would create the largest U.S. owner of hospitals, as a series of deals shape up to further consolidate control of the health-care landscape.” Either way Democrats win the Alabama matchup. “If [...]
Who said it? 1. “I couldn't vote for Roy Moore, I didn't vote for Roy Moore, I wrote in a distinguished Republican name.” 2. “If he wins, we have to seat him. Then there will immediately be an ethics investigation … the allegations are significantly stronger than [...]
One of the 20th Century's most famous photos depicts Lyndon Johnson taking the Oath of Office on Air Force One after the assassination of JFK. The (now-former) First Lady is at his side, with blood on her clothes.
Most people don't notice that the person swearing him in is a [...]
from Kartik Krishnaiyer
In response to some big changes that will be taking place in the near future – more on those presently – I've yielded to the suggestions of "You should start a Patreon."
When I said I would podcast if I got 500 people to sign up I [...]
For the past few years I've noticed with great interest that the modern aristocracy's attitudes are reminiscent of – and in some cases identical to – those that prevailed among the landed aristocracy in Britain prior to the agricultural depression of the 1870s. I'm sure that's neither the only nor [...]
Senate Republicans are promising to vote within 72 hours on a bill nobody has read but will affect every aspect of the economy from the individual to the national level for the next decade. There is a good chance that nobody has read it because it has not been written, [...]
These are the salad days of political writing on the left. If nothing else, Trumpism has been a boon for criticism. As most of you are well aware, there's more good, relevant material out there than any person with a job and a life can possibly consume.
As this American Experiment [...]
I am still mad at myself. Following the American Council of Young Political Leader's fifty-year gala last September, I was standing around to congratulate my friend Linda Rotunno on an amazing event, but she was rightly mobbed. No big deal, I'm in DC every 6-8 weeks, and surely [...]
Since Maria, the question I've gotten more than any other is "So if X number of Puerto Ricans move to Florida because of the hurricane, what does this mean?"
Honestly, I write this blog with some hesitation. As I work on this piece, 80-90% of the population still lacks power [...]