Posts tagged “Grover Norquist”

Hobby Lobby vs. the Order of Justice

A healthy government will carve out space for a just society, not impose one.

Posted March 29th, 2014

Ralph Nader and Bruce Fein Prod Obama to Release Guantanamo Detainees

Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader and constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein have released …

Posted May 3rd, 2013

Gov. Bob McDonnell Really Is Kind of a Liar

I’m generally unmoved by the kind of polemical thunder Erick Erickson unleashed …

Posted February 26th, 2013

We’re All Still Keynesians Now

Lawmakers in Washington provisionally reached a deal (nothing yet is set in …

Posted December 31st, 2012

Grover Norquist, Or: The Enforcer Who Has No Clothes

In giving its “blessing” to Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” fiscal-cliff bill, …

Posted December 20th, 2012

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like ‘Cliffmas’

Late afternoon and into the evening yesterday, the contours of a deal …

Posted December 18th, 2012

Debating the Merits of the Norquist Pledge

At the Americans for Tax Reform website, Paul Blair takes issue with …

Posted December 11th, 2012

‘Improving’ the Norquist Taxpayer Protection Pledge

You know that truck-sized gap in Grover Norquist’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge that …

Posted December 5th, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Impasse Isn’t About Tax Rates — It’s About Entitlements

Do You Really Wanna Jump? by movieclips The Washington Examiner’s Byron York …

Posted December 4th, 2012

Another Good Tax Reform That Will Never Happen

Phil Klein opines that there’s one tax deduction worth bucking Grover Norquist …

Posted December 3rd, 2012

Rand Paul’s Sympathy for the (Rich) Devil

I haven’t written lately about fiscal-cliff negotiations, as, frankly, not much has …

Posted November 29th, 2012

The Norquist Anti-Tax Pledge is Cracking — And That’s a Good Thing

Grover Norquist’s anti-tax dogma is slowly losing its grip on Republicans in …

Posted November 26th, 2012

Day-After-Blogging the Third-Party Presidential Debate

From my vantage point, via YouTube on the morning after, the third-party …

Posted October 24th, 2012

Progressives Who Think Obama Wants to ‘Sell Us Down the River’

The Hill‘s Alexander Bolton reports: [L]iberal groups are planning to launch an …

Posted October 24th, 2012

Five Things to Watch for in Tonight’s Presidential Debate

The Mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed, has likened tonight’s presidential debate to …

Posted October 16th, 2012

A John Roberts-Style End-Run Around Grover Norquist?

As the New York Times describes it, Senate Democrats have hatched a …

Posted July 18th, 2012

Chief Justice John Roberts, Maker of Lemonade

My initial reaction to John Roberts’s Obamacare opinion was that the chief …

Posted July 2nd, 2012