Blog Profile / Washington Monthly Political Animal


URL :http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/
Filed Under:Politics / US Politics
Posts on Regator:1487
Posts / Week:4
Archived Since:March 19, 2008

Blog Post Archive

It's Not Sexist, Just Irrelevant

I'm going to be brutally honest here. If the press were to have written this about Hillary Clinton instead of Jeb Bush, you could bet your last dollar that there...

"Sticking With the Issue After the Media Lost Interest"

It's hard to imagine that it was less than a year ago that the media became consumed with horror stories about child migrants from Central America entering the United States....

What Makes Us Exceptional

This week President Obama did something unprecedented...he took responsibility for a terrible mistake that took the lives of two good men. Here's a part of what he said: But one...

Do the Personal Qualities of a President Matter?

One of my favorite things is when people bust up conventional wisdom. That's exactly what Paul Waldman did with an article titled: Sincerity is Overrated. You don't need a president...

Daylight Video

If you read what I wrote this week about how patriarchy constrains and damages men, you'll understand why this one by Phoebe Snow winds up on the list of my...

Day's End and Weekend Watch

One of the cool things about telecommuting is that I no longer have to sit through office meetings (yeah, we have an occasional conference call, but only when it's actually...

"Fixing" the "Nerd Prom?" How About Ending It?

Given my habit of not paying attention to politics on weekends if I can help it, I might have made it through this weekend blissfully unaware of tomorrow night's White...

Jindal's Grover-Centric Budget "Solution"

Like me, some of you probably noticed when reading about Bobby Jindal's fiery New York Times op-ed yesterday attacking the business community for its hostility to "religious liberty" laws (like...

Rich Old Folks and Social Security

So at Eschaton today Atrios (Duncan Black) has an interesting comment on means-testing Social Security--and an alternative if you want to raise a lot of money without ensnaring people who...

Lunch Buffet

There's something about Badfinger that for people of my general background and in my particular sub-generation probably embodies the sense of promise and then disappointment of the late 60s and...

If You Don't Like Government Schools, You Don't Like Government Pre-K

This may seem rudimentary to some folk, but it's important nonetheless: no matter what arguments conservatives come up with to resist or oppose this or that effort to improve public...

GOP Economic Policies Don't Work Very Well At Any Level

Seems I wasn't the only progressive writer determined to knock down the Great Myth of the Heroic GOP Governors this week. Paul Rosenberg gives his typically comprehensive treatment to that...

How Deeply Is GOP Committed To Bringing Back the GWOT?

I didn't write about this a whole lot in my own book on the 2014 midterms, but did discuss it: towards the end of that cycle Republican Senate candidates--led by...

Increasing the Social Security Retirement Age Isn't Just Bad Politics

It occurred to me today that while I've mocked the political wisdom of Chris Christie and Jeb Bush coming out for an increase in the retirement age for Social Security,...

HRC's Big Wallet To the Rescue of Iowa Democrats

Anyone who thinks I've been smearing Iowa Democrats in arguing that their anxieties about a potentially uncontested HRC nomination have a lot to do with concerns remote from ideology or...

Here Comes the Big Intra-GOP Fight Over Obamacare Subsidies

It's been obvious for a while that congressional Republicans will be placed in a difficult position if SCOTUS strikes down subsidies for health insurance purchases under the Affordable Care Act...

Daylight Video

On this day forty years ago Pete Ham of Badfinger took his own life, three days before he would have turned 28. Here's the band performing one of his compositions,...

Day's End and Night Watch

Still trying to understand the Louisiana budget crisis that Bobby Jindal is ignoring while trying to bait corporations into boycotting his state. More about that tomorrow. Here are some remains...

Yes, Constitutional Conservatives Are Radicals

This morning Brother Benen looked at a proposal by Steve King to strip the federal judiciary of jurisdiction over any case involving marriage and noted its provenance in prior right-wing...

Adelson Primary Update

It's almost as though he had to make some waves because the Kochs were getting so much attention for their possible big-footing into the 2016 Republican presidential nominating process. Or...

Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC