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Lunch Buffet

Ah yes, it's getting to be time for wedding planners in the South to really focus on which Saturdays in the fall they must avoid. Here are some pre-autumnal midday...

Shaping an Effective White House

Whatever Jeb Bush says or does on lobbying reform, a key test for a third Bush administration will be how he runs the White House. Looking back at W.'s presidency,...

Bush's "Reform" Agenda

I meant to write about this earlier in the week, but it took a while to get a transcript of Jeb Bush's speech in Tallahassee laying out a "reform" agenda...

Bye Bye J-J!

You had to figure this was coming (per the Connecticut Post's Neil Vigdor): Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson are history in Connecticut. Under pressure from the NAACP, the state Democratic...

Are Walker and Rubio the Real Top Tier?

If yesterday's polling eye candy was the probably-an-outlier set of surveys from Quinnipiac showing Hillary Clinton's support all but collapsing in Iowa and Colorado and dropping a bit less calamitously...

The Women of DOJ

As we old timers like to put it to the youngsters, I'm old enough to remember when President Clinton nominated Janet Reno to become the first female Attorney General....

Trump Card

When I opened my favorite news aggregator this morning, nine of the top ten items were about Donald Trump. That's right: 90% of the top stories involved the bloviating real...

Daylight Video

Depeche Mode's Martin Gore is 54 today. Here's DM performing my favorite song of theirs, "Stripped," as recorded in D.A. Pennebaker's documentary about the band's 1989 North American tour, 101....

Day's End and Night Watch

The news slowed to a molassas crawl this afternoon. But I probably need to write about stuff like the gas tax more often. Here are some remains of the day:...

Gas Tax Gridlock

The federal highway trust fund is deep in a hole, and years of temporary infusions of general funds and all sorts of gimmicks have about run their course. The gas...

Walker Clear As Mud on War

Gee, I'm really glad Scott Walker has spent so much time boning up on policy issues--especially national security, an area he has no experience in unless (which I think he's...

You Don't Diss an Iowan!

Maybe I talk about this too much, but it's amazing to me how many regular political observers don't seem to get how early-state activists think about their role in American...

Lunch Buffet

The local art filmhouse, Osio Cinema, has abruptly closed, citing Netflix as a real drain on the bottom line. Sigh. Netflix doesn't provide popcorn. Engineer of stings on Planned...

Warrior Policing and Sandra Bland's Arrest

It's probably going to be a while before we have any definitive insight into the death of Sandra Bland in a Texas jail. The police are calling it a suicide,...

Religious Freedom For Me, But Not For Thee

At ThinkProgress Jack Jenkins informs us that even as conservative Christians whine about the alleged threat to "religious liberty" of marriage equality and other non-discrimination laws, some of them are...

Write As I Say! Part Two

There's a subterranean current of conservative fury at Donald Trump that's now breaking into the open. John Kasich's campaign launch isn't the only thing that's been stomped on by Trump's...

Some Sorta Good News for Bernie Sanders

Prominent in today's political news is a trio of Quinnipiac polls from the battleground states of Colorado, Iowa and Virginia showing Hillary Clinton's support plunging in all three in general...

White Working Class Heroes

After I finished blogging yesterday but before I completed my TPMCafe column, I finally noticed the most remarkable finding in the poll released yesterday by WaPo/ABCNews: In a hypothetical three-way...

Will the Real Jeb Bush Please Stand Up?

It's interesting to me that, of the top tier of 2016 Republican candidates, the one who seems to be trying to position himself best for the general election is the...

Daylight Video

George Clinton is 74 today. Washingtonians need no introduction to him. Here is the ultimate Parliament/Funkadelic anthem: "P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)"....

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