The Sequester Fight Is the Bush Tax Cut Extension Battle, but in Reverse

By: Monday February 25, 2013 8:09 am

The same basic dynamic that controlled the fight over the Bush tax cut extension deal is currently at play in the sequester fight, except this time the shoe is on the other foot. Democrats wanted taxes increased and Republicans didn’t. Normally when there is a disagreement nothing happens, except the Bush tax cuts were set [...]

The Transpartisan Imperative

By: Saturday August 13, 2011 10:12 am

Transpartisan alliances certainly won’t work on every issue. But when it comes to matters of transparency, accountability and the rule of law they can. Those are things we desperately need right now as we watch a corrupt system fall apart at the seams.

House Adopts New Majority Rules: Where is the Outrage?

By: Thursday January 6, 2011 1:00 am

On Wednesday the newly elected Republican majority took power in the House of Representatives. As part of the changeover, the House Republicans adopted a new set of rules based on the principle of majority rule by a majority vote. This is effectively the same thing each new House has done for decades. Amazingly, there was [...]