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The Obama-Boehner Budget Deal: A historical novel

The time: 2:10 AM, April 15, 1912 Place: Deck of the RMS Titanic, in the middle of the North Atlantic Capt. Boehner (The icy waters of lapping at his feet): Damn it man, when are you and your people going to fix this problem? First Officer Obama: Well, sir, your people built the ship, told […]

About that “hostages” thing…

Last week Obama gave this excuse for caving on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans: Well, let me use a couple of analogies. I’ve said before that I felt that the middle-class tax cuts were being held hostage to the high-end tax cuts. I think it’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage-takers, unless the hostage […]

“This country was founded on compromise.”

“This country was founded on compromise.”