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Andrew Sullivan leaves blogging, gives rise to “blogging is dead” columns

For those of you who haven’t already heard, Andrew Sullivan is leaving blogging. Why? Two reasons. The first is one I hope anyone can understand: although it has been the most rewarding experience in my writing career, I’ve now been blogging daily for fifteen years straight (well kinda straight). That’s long enough to do any […]

McConnell Brags About Filibuster ‘Reform’ Bill

From DonkeyHotey at Flikr

As reported by my colleague, Nathaniel Downes here at Addicting Info, the Senate passed a filibuster reform bill last Thursday receiving mixed reviews by both conservatives and progressives alike. According to The Heritage Foundation:

Reid envisions a Senate that procedurally mirrors the House of Representatives, not the Senatorial saucer where […]

So about that “Obamacare is the largest tax increase EVER!” meme…

As noted by Ezra Klein on his WONKBLOG earlier today, despite the echo chamber of conservatives who’ve called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) the “largest tax increase in the history of the world,” the truth is that the ACA isn’t even in the top five largest tax increases in the past 50 years, much less […]

Catch up

Having been at the Capitol almost non-stop since last Wednesday, here are some great links into what has been going on down there and elsewhere. Lots of pics soon and forgive me if these links have been posted!

Scott Walker owes the Koch Brothers!

Did I mention that Walker owes the Koch Brothers?


Ezra Klein makes it clear what Walker’s budget “repair” bill is all about

This is worth a read… The best way to understand Walker’s proposal is as a multi-part attack on the state’s labor unions. In part one, their ability to bargain benefits for their members is reduced. In part two, their ability to collect dues, and thus spend money organizing members or lobbying the legislature, is undercut. […]

That’s Capital – H Y P O C R I T E S

I was going to comment on this, but words do not do it justice. There is nothing I could add to this, the pure hypocrisy speaks for itself: