At the end of 2016, I thought Paul Ryan had a plan, and that achieving consensus on a plan would prove the tough part. But Ryan didn’t even have a plan.
Ryan was the most important Republican in Washington from 2009 to 2016. He now seems like a throwback from a bygone era.
On the omnibus, on the Second Amendment, on border safety—almost every issue—the GOP continues to betray the American people.
Conservatives are in the position of having to fight like hell for their priorities to be included, only to be publicly shamed for ‘obstructing’ the process when they do.
After decrying Obamacare as ‘full of gimmicks and smoke-and-mirrors’ in 2010, Ryan is now using budget gimmicks to bail out the law.
The Republican Obamacare strategy does seem like a ‘stupid’ approach for several reasons. First, it does not repeal Obamacare.
Jonathan Rauch and Benjamin Wittes see Donald Trump and his political coalition as uniquely dangerous, instead of as symptomatic of crumbling institutions and a declining civic impulse.
The Trump dossier allegations came from unnamed Russian sources — not Christopher Steele or other known informants. That’s a big problem.
Republicans voted to add the very type of spending that allegedly concerns them most, and dramatically increased the burden of government on taxpayers.
‘Why aren’t we talking about what’s in these memos? Why aren’t we talking about whether the FBI abused their power?’
I hope Chelsea Handler accomplished her goal of reducing her political anxiety. But if her fellow Resistance members want to do likewise, lounging at the nearest ski resort isn’t the way.
Proponents argue earmarks help Congress get legislation passed, and fall within the congressional power of the purse. Both arguments are false.
Many voters hold more nuanced views on immigration than partisans in Washington would like to admit. The shutdown is proof.
For Democrats, anything the Republicans do is ‘undemocratic.’
The push for entitlement reform is a longstanding Republican goal based on keeping promises to taxpayers, not a result of the much-needed tax cuts.
I reached my threshold where no amount of hypothetical Republican bigotry or greed could approach the magnitude of hypocrisy, corruption, or criminality I saw rotting Democrats.
Congress still refuses to eat its policy spinach, following the path of least resistance in making easy choices rather than tough ones.
Like Obamacare, people don’t know what’s in the tax reform bill. But unlike Obamacare, they’re going to be pleasantly surprised.
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