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NOV 24, 2014 - New Republic

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Where Was Republicans' Concern for "Political Norms" When They Took the Debt Ceiling Hostage?

Elsewhere on this site, Eric Posner argues that conservatives should celebrate President Obama’s immigration actions because they “may modify political norms that control what th

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NOV 17, 2014 - New Republic

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Don't Get Your Hopes Up for Corporate Tax Reform

Few pundits expect the 114th Congress to be very productive. If it avoids another government shutdown and debt ceiling fight, that would probably—and sadly—qualify as a success. But there's some hope for a compromise on corporate tax reform, since both President Barack Obama and Republicans want

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NOV 17, 2014 - The Nation

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Post-Midterm Political Coverage of GOP Extremism Fits the Definition of Media Absurdity

John Boehner during the 2013 government shutdown (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) Click here to jump directly to Reed Richardson. My Nation column is called “Midterm Media Meltdown.” The subhed says “The election results reflect a complex reality; the press prefers simple narratives.” Here’s a piece on “Why Liberals Need Radicals,” though it could have been called “Why Liberals Need (Some) ...

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NOV 05, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The 2014 Election Was About The Economy, And Democrats Have Only Themselves To Blame

WASHINGTON -- If you want to examine the gnarled roots of the Democrats' 2014 election-night mollywhopping, you should cast your mind back to the fall of 2008. Let’s set the scene: The air is thick with the acrid stench of ruined financial institutions. Economic indicators portend something potentially apocalyptic in the offing. Multiple CNBC hosts are setting their faces on ...

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NOV 05, 2014 - Mother Jones

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White House Aide: No Way the GOP Will Work With Us

As the postelection celebration (for the GOP) and cleanup (for the White House and the Democrats) continues, some political observers of a D bent are trying to push a silver-lining idea: Now that the Republicans fully control Congress, they will have to act more responsibly and demonstrate that they can govern and not just say no to everything. Isn't it ...

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