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  • Inkling-stained wretches predict the news of 2014

     
    Sunday's print column Readers and I are dancing together on that fine line between educated guesses and gut feelings, offering up hunches in bunches about the year ahead in Change of Subject's annual predict-the-news survey. Who will win and who......
  • Follow the leader — a hard game to quit

     
    Wednesday's print column It's a legislative tradition in five states that the speaker of the House is subject to term limits: Six years in Connecticut; two in Florida, South Dakota, North Dakota and Wyoming. "There's nothing in writing," said Brenda......
  • The Newsroom Season 2 Episode 4 recap: “Unintended Consequences”

     
    If you'll remember last week on HBO's The Newsroom, tumblers clicked on the initially tenuous but potentially big investigation into Operation Genoa, revealed to be the alleged use by the U.S. military of banned sarin gas during a cross-border mission...
  • 'We can't make extortion a routine part of our democracy'

     
    So said President Obama yesterday. And I agree. The Republicans are calling for "negotiations," as though both side have some changes they'd like to implement -- some new policies or regulations or tax-code alterations -- and the usual sorts of......
  • Seasons grumblings

     
    An intercepted dispatch from the front of the ‘war on Christmas’ (Wednesday's print column) To: The Troops From: High Command, The Minimize-Christmas Army. Subject: Discouraging News We here at MCA headquarters wish we could offer you better...
  • Congress unites on skin cancer

     
    They can't agree on climate change. Fixing the rate increase on student loans? Nope. The farm bill remains in legislative limbo. Leave it to skin cancer to bring together warring Congressional Republicans and Democrats. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th...
  • End it, don't extend it

     
    The 'debt ceiling' is a pointless, dangerous law and should be repealed Wednesday's column The informal metaphor in vogue in Washington this month is "the debt ceiling" — a statutory limit on the money Congress can borrow to pay our......
  • Polarization in Washington by the numbers

     
    The National Journal crunches the data: On every measure, Republicans today represent constituencies that lean more lopsidedly toward their party.... Back in 1995, 79 House Republicans represented districts that backed (Democratic President Bill)...
  • The Newsroom Season 2 premiere recap

     
    The Newsroom‘s news meeting has, like it does, devolved into a cacophony of references, marginalia and gossip, notably about why producer Jim has gone off to New Hampshire to cover the Romney campaign. Don, snarky, semi-cynical guy who produces...
  • Give reason back her scepter. Abolish the 'town-hall' congressional meeting

     
    Wednesday's print column Emcee: Are you going to be on your best behavior? Crowd: No! This moment, from an NPR report on last weekend's Fancy Farm picnic, the traditional kickoff for political campaigns in Kentucky, was yet another illustration of......
  • Open thread: The Weeks in Review

     
    The "Weeks in Review" feature is an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup of......