Blog Profile / Washington Monthly Political Animal


URL :http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/
Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:1674
Posts / Week:4.5
Archived Since:March 19, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Day's End and Weekend Watch

We'll be on the Major Federal Holiday Lite Blogging Schedule Monday for Memorial Day. Hope you have plans both to remember and to relax. Here are some remains of the...

Young Clintonistas Fired Up, Ready To Go

No matter how much we read, think and talk to other people, it's impossible entirely to remove the impact of personal (which mean generational) experience in perceiving events as they...

Fast Track Really Comes Down to the Filibuster

This thought has been nagging the back of my mind for a while, so I'm glad Greg Sargent has clarified it for me. In a detailed discussion of what will...

Another Plan B for ACA If SCOTUS Strikes

Having considered some pretty bad scenarios yesterday for what would happen politically if the Supreme Court strikes down Obamacare subsidies for states that haven't set up their own insurance purchasing...

Lunch Buffet

Looking forward to a semi-long weekend. Hope you don't mind me sleeping in until 5:45 or so on Memorial Day. Here are some drowsy midday news/views treats: Mike Huckabee...

Should We Know Where Pols Send Their Kids to School?

At The Grade today, Alexander Russo discusses an educational media question that rarely gets examined: do journalists and/or the public have any particular reason to know where politicians send their...

No More Social Conservative Temptation for Democrats

So the headline from Gallup is pretty striking: "On Social Ideology, the Left Catches Up to the Right." Gallup first asked Americans to describe their views on social issues in...

Marriage Equality in Ireland?

Of all the many signs of a huge shift in public opinion on same-sex marriage, the biggest yet could occur far from the legal and political barricades of this country,...

Winnowing By Spots on the Stage

So two parallel stories in the GOP Invisible Primary this week have been the rules set for the first two candidate debates, and the game of hot potato being played...

Not So Pure

So here's the sad/bad/mad news story of the day (per Politico's Nick Gass): Josh Duggar, the reality TV star and conservative activist, resigned from his position at the Family Research...

Presidential Nominating Calendar Shenanigans

We haven't discussed the presidential nominating calender in a good while now. But while it's in many places still a work in progress, things are happening that could have a...

Daylight Video

Steven Morrisey turns 56 today. Here he is in Dallas in 1991 covering The Jam's "That's Entertainment."...

Day's End and Night Watch

Was about to get suckered into caring about the NBA playoffs for the first time in several decades, and then the Hawks lost game 1 of the conference finals at...

Just Another Thing to Blame on Obama?

There's been an extraordinary amount of speculation about who might be exposed to blame if the U.S. Supreme Court rules for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell. Since it's Republicans...

Democrats, Hos and Hippies

The wonderfully irenic E.J. Dionne has a column out suggesting Democrats shouldn't exaggerate their differences, even as they acknowledge they exist. He did a shout-out to an essay by my...

Kansas Wants the Very Poor to Crawl, Often, For the Means of Survival

Former WaMo Weekend Blogger Max Ehrenfreund has an important if maddening piece up at WaPo's Wonkblog today about the latest indignity towards the poor inflicted by those good Christian GOP...

Lunch Buffet

Probably like many in my sub-generation, King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King was among my first experiences in Progressive Rock back when it was a primary alternative...

TPA Moves Ahead With Some Ex-Im Grease

So a six-year Trade Promotion Authority bill got a green light in the Senate today by a narrow 62-38 vote (over a potential filibuster), but not until Mitch McConnell promised...

Fiorina Really Has a Problem With the Little People Behind the Scenes

In their appreciation of her prowess as a speaker, and in desperate need for a woman to put on the stage to bash Hillary Clinton 24/7 without fear of looking...

Making Iowans Squeal

I've been wondering when some attention was going to be paid to Dr. Ben Carson's religious beliefs. The Seventh-Day Adventists are a surprisingly large but still impressively obscure part of...

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC