Posts tagged “Jonathan Chait”

Bill Kristol’s Tea Party Constitution

Jonathan Chait amusingly shoots at the fish in the barrel that is …

Posted March 3rd, 2014

Can This Divided Government Agree to Do No More Harm?

I’m now old enough to remember two federal government shutdowns. Both turned …

Posted October 16th, 2013

Rand Paul Compartmentalizes Jim Crow Laws—But Continues Slow Crawl to Right Conclusion

In her long, begrudgingly admiring profile of Sen. Rand Paul, the New …

Posted June 24th, 2013

How Not to Apologize for Supporting an Unnecessary War

‘Tis the season for Iraq war apologies from the elite class that …

Posted March 20th, 2013

The Ryan Budget’s Sigh of Resignation

Writing in the New Republic, in 2005, less than a year after …

Posted March 13th, 2013

White Elephants: Are Republicans an Endangered Species?

Its base shrinking, the party of Lincoln considers the “Calhoun option.”

Posted February 12th, 2013

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

Word leaked today that House Republicans’ fiscal cliff counteroffer included a proposal …

Posted December 12th, 2012

The Mandate Question

Why a “clear mandate” isn’t worth having.

Posted November 6th, 2012

What Will They Call the Romney Stimulus? (Part III)

One of my pet speculations for the last year has involved one …

Posted October 15th, 2012

Romney and Ryan Try to Play Offense

In its first full week of campaigning, the Romney-Ryan ticket has sought …

Posted August 15th, 2012

The Lose-Lose Proposition of the Romney-Ryan “High Ground” Strategy

Independently of the George Will column that I cited, and chuckled at, …

Posted August 13th, 2012

Rick Santorum Was Right about Mitt Romney and Healthcare

The turning point in Sen. Rick Santorum’s surprisingly successful primary campaign arrived …

Posted July 5th, 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

Liberals Preemptively Coping with Adverse SCOTUS Ruling on Mandate

Quite a few supporters of Obamacare are sporting a glass-half-full attitude in …

Posted June 25th, 2012