Playing Chicken with the Economy


Andrew Sullivan has an excellent screed on current Republican tactics in the face of the looming debt crisis. Here, as Sullivan would say, is the money quote This is brinksmanship with all of our lives, our money, our core financial stability and future growth. It is an outrageously reckless way to run a government. And…

When the Going Gets Tough, Republicans … Quit


So what is it about Republicans in the 21st Century? Why do they quit? Alaska’s Shame, The Quitter, famously bailed on the Alaska governorship. Never mind that oath of office. Never mind the folks who voted for her. The going got tough. She quit. Now, far more seriously, U.S. House majority leader, Eric Cantor, Republican of…