Lamar Alexander Seems Really Bothered by the Idea of Democracy

By: Monday November 25, 2013 7:42 am

It seems Republican Senator Lamar Alexander is upset that policy decisions will ultimately be made by voters. In the Washington Post he attacks the elimination of the the filibuster and concludes by saying: Thursday’s stunning rules change by Senate Democrats can best be described as Obamacare II: another exercise of partisan political power to permit [...]

The Back-Up Plan: More Made up Deadlines and Another Fake Crisis

By: Wednesday November 21, 2012 11:05 am

It hasn’t been stated enough that if members of Congress are really concerned about the negative economic consequences of letting the sequestration cuts go into effect, they can simple take ten minutes to repeal them. There is zero need for a broad deal or a can-kicking back-up plan to address the immediate economic issues.

The Policy Implications of the Supreme Court’s Medicaid Decision

By: Thursday June 28, 2012 10:06 am

Besides essentially upholding the entire Affordable Care Act, the most important news coming out of the Supreme Court decision is that it limited how the federal government can implement the Medicaid expansion. The law would provide money for states to expand Medicaid for everyone up to 138 percent of the Federal poverty level (FPL). This [...]

If Republicans Talk Nonsense about Senate Procedure and the American People Don’t Care Does It Affect Legislation?

By: Monday March 1, 2010 1:20 pm

Democrats should be concerned about their path forward with health care reform. The current Senate bill is very unpopular as a result of bad policy decision on the part of Democrats combined with poor messaging. Taking out the popular public option — while fighting to keep the very unpopular individual mandate as well as the [...]

TN Dem Party Chair Gray Sasser calls on TN GOP to cease “grotesque” campaign tactics

By: Tuesday May 20, 2008 7:59 am

I guess attacking someone’s wife is considered bad taste these day? How ever was the TN GOP to know?Sen. Bob Corker today dubbed his own 2006 campaign advertisements against U.S. Rep. Harold Ford, Jr. “grotesque.” Now, do the junior and senior senators from Tennessee have the courage to halt the Tennessee Republican Party’s deplorable tactics asked Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Gray Sasser.