Public Policy Polling released a new poll yesterday about conspiracy theories that circulate among political groups. The findings are pretty scary, and explain why those in Congress believe shutting down the government is a good thing, not bad. Here are some of the findings: * 62% of Republicans believe the Obama administration is secretly trying […]
Change.org is a website that allows you to petition for just about anything that you want, from telling the President to not bomb Syria, to telling your local pound to release your beloved dog. Recently I’ve been getting emails from change.org about firefighters wanting Congress to restore funding that has been cut from wildfire budgets. […]
Last night, Bill Maher coined a new term for Republicans who support something until President Obama agrees with him: Here’s the clip:
Is it me, or has the cast of characters really changed in the GOP at the convention this year? Also, what about the subjects that have been the keystones of Republican focus for over a decade? Listening to the speeches last night, I was more struck by what is not being said and who is […]
Matt Yglesias: Last night in the comfort of my living room watching PBS, I got a better sense of exactly how tedious it is to watch person after person saying basically the same thing. But it also reminds you of the fundamental value of conventions–they cut through the veil of “news” and remind non-junkies of […]
Rolls Royce? Romney? I dunno, just sayin’.
Updated for WP link: Thomas E. Mann is a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Norman J. Ornstein is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. This essay is adapted from their book “It’s Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism,” which will […]