Category Archives: Bidness

The Liberating Power of Not Caring About Your Opponents’ Threats: The Student Loans Edition

It seems like the Biden administration might make some moves on reducing or eliminating student debt, though other rumors suggest they’re going to do some kind of means testing–because they just can’t help but make things needlessly complicated. All that … Continue reading

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Manchin Was Negotiating in Bad Faith All Along

So this came across the transom–and most establishment Democrats belatedly agree with it: Manchin on WV radio saying he knew from the beginning he wouldn't support BBB, but let Democrats negotiate. That he got to his "wits end" after staff … Continue reading

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Time to Bribe Manchin

The best definition of chutzpah is a man who murders his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. This is, of course, a post about Senator (and de facto Co-president) Joe … Continue reading

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Will Biden Govern? The Omarova Edition

While political reporters love the drama due to Co-President Manchin’s and Manic Pixie Dream Senator Sinema’s antics, there are several other poorly behaving Democrats who are attempting to block the appointment of an aggressive bank regulator, Saule Omarova, to head … Continue reading

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Centrists Are Not That Smart

Even for Senator Co-President Joe Manchin, this is really fucking stupid (boldface mine): The paid-leave plan that Democrats originally envisioned would have provided 12 weeks of aid for Americans who fall ill, need to care for a sick loved one … Continue reading

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Just Bribe Manchin Already

While I have little idea what to do about Manic Pixie Dream Senator Sinema (and a bunch of us have been telling you for years that she is horrible), this seems like it might work (boldface mine): The reason for … Continue reading

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One Law for Me, One Law for Thee: The Federal Judiciary Edition

The Wall Street Journal had a report describing how 131 federal judges–around fourteen percent of the total–failed to recuse themselves lawsuits involving firms in which they or their family held shares (boldface mine): More than 130 federal judges have violated … Continue reading

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Statesmen Versus Salesmen: Nothing Has Changed

Nearly thirteen years ago, some asshole with a blog commented on former generals’ conflicts of interest in “Because ‘NBC Analyst and War Profiteer’ Doesn’t Sound Very Nice”: I think Digby gets to the heart of the implications of this: That … Continue reading

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If We Tax the Rich, They’ll Leave D.C.

Blah, blah, blah. This came across the Twitterz: Former D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams is urging members of the business community to write @councilofdc in opposition to proposed tax increases on high earners. "Highly skilled workers are more mobile than ever. … Continue reading

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Why Isn’t D.C. Releasing Its Information About the Delta COVID-19 Variant?

And so there’s no confusion, I’m referring to D.C., not Wor-Shing-Tun. More than a few people noticed this paragraph in a Washington Post story: The District has sequenced every positive coronavirus test sample for the past few weeks, D.C. health … Continue reading

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