Category Archives: Democrats

Feinstein’s Green New Deal Alternative Is Par For The Course

Which is to say that it’s insufficient. Before we get to her proposal, Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein caught a lot of deserved flack over the weekend for her response to child protestors linked to the Sunrise Movement (boldface mine): But … Continue reading

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Simpler Is Pragmatic, Not Dogmatic

I don’t know what to think about Paul Krugman. Back in the day, he was one of the few prominent voices who opposed the Iraq War, but since then, it seems Krugman argues left until a good policy stands a … Continue reading

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Pre-Nihilist Policy Making: Differences Matter

It’s hard to remember in the era of Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, but the official Republican position on any policy question was’t nihilism. While it’s currently acceptable for one party not to pose any solutions at all (for just about … Continue reading

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Get Ready For Primary Rules Whining

And this time, it won’t be the Dreaded BernieBros (BOOGA! BOOGA!). See if you can find the problem (boldface mine): The DNC set rules decades ago to discourage fringe candidates from remaining in the race and to reduce the power … Continue reading

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Keeping Policy Simple–For Those Who Experience It

One of the frustrating things about many policy debates is that there is too much emphasis on the details in political discussions: When it comes to healthcare policy, people don’t care about the API, they care about the GUI. In … Continue reading

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Now Would Be An Excellent Time For Democrat Rep. Neal To Get Trump’s Tax Returns

There’s a small gag joke that floats around Twitter: any time Trump talks about corruption or theft, someone quote tweets him with “Now would be an excellent time for him to release his tax returns.” It’s something he promised to … Continue reading

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Will 2020 Be A Referendum On Trump?

Or as some asshole with a blog likes to put it, “People have to like this crap.” Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog notes that the 2020 election, unlike 2018, might not be all about Trump (boldface mine): … Continue reading

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