Now It Goes to the Voters

By: Friday June 29, 2012 7:17 am

Given that the Supreme Court has narrowly ruled in favor of the Affordable Care At, its final potential test is now with the voters in the 2012 election. In a supreme act of hypocrisy Mitt Romney, the political father of this exact style of health care program in Massachusetts, and the rest of the Republican [...]

Pretending Reconciliation Doesn’t Exist

By: Monday March 12, 2012 9:39 am

The one defense of President Obama I’ve found most annoying is the argument that Obama “only” had the largest Democratic majority in Congress in a generation for a short period, so it would be unreasonable to expect too much from him given Republican opposition. The latest example of this defense comes from Kevin Drum: So [...]

Defending Obama with a Failure of Imagination

By: Monday August 22, 2011 1:47 pm

I’ve found one of the saddest yet most common defenses of President Obama’s handling of his job to be the weird argument that it simply wasn’t possible for him to do a better job, or to do anything different from what he did. It always reminds me of the mantra of the misguided extreme optimist [...]

Durbin and Reid Whipping Against Public Option

By: Thursday March 11, 2010 9:23 am

Remember all those great list building exercises that Harry Reid and Dick Durbin engaged in? You know, the ones where they told you how much they support the public option, and asked you to fork over your email for their polls? Ah, memories. Now they’re whipping against the public option — and students.

Sign the petition — tell the Senate to pass the damn student loan bill NOW and just for once say “no” to Citibank and JP Morgan.

Reconciliation Is The Best Way To Get A Tax On Big Banks

By: Tuesday January 12, 2010 10:30 am

The New York Times is reporting that Obama is looking at taxing large banks to get back some of the billions of dollars the federal government lost to the bailout: President Obama will try to recoup for taxpayers as much as $120 billion of the money spent to bail out the financial system, most likely [...]