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I used to think the progressive left was little more than a bunch of lemmings, determines to leap en masse off the cliffs of fiscal insanity. The more I think about it, though, the more I realize that comparison just doesn’t work. Here is a recent example (via memeorandum) If President Obama’s deficit-reduction speech today [...]

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Jimmie on April 13th, 2011

Those of you who follow me on Twitter know that I’ve defended John Boehner’s budget deal. It looks, today, like Boehner played a lot of silly games to get cuts that, while still cuts, won’t perform as advertised. As such, I’m going to have to eat a little bit of crow. I’m not the only [...]

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Can I brag a bit here? I had James Pethokoukis on Episode 88 last night and I’m just a little bit proud that I could get someone that engaging, accomplished, and flat-out smart on the show for a whole half-hour. I told the folks in the chatoom (available only during the live show, so you [...]

Continue reading about The Delivery Presents - Jim Pethokoukis on the Budget and A Delivery Fundraiser

I can not imagine a blogger that does less with more than the Washington Post’s Ezra Klein. All he has to do is occasionally put up a random chart with nice pretty lines that end right about where he wants them to end and write a few paragraphs that sound like serious policy proposals and, [...]

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Here come the President’s budget plan and — surprise! — its chief weapon will be an overused scary metaphor. President Obama this week will lay out a new approach to reducing the nation’s soaring debt, proposing reductions in spending on entitlements such as Medicare and Medicaid and renewing his call for tax increases on the [...]

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I am now going to write something I never thought I’d write: I’m proud of John Boehner for beating Barack Obama and the Democrats. I know. Wait a moment to let the shock settle in and read this. Barely more than an hour before a midnight deadline, officials announced a deal to avert a government [...]

Continue reading about Conservatives and the Pretty Good, Better than Expected, Not Too Shabby At All Budget Deal

Ezra Klein, wunderkind of the Washington Post, believes he has the goods on Republicans. His “gotcha” comes in the form of a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll on the matter of which party should compromise in order to avoid a government shutdown and all its attendant apocalyptic events. I’ll not recreate Klein’s argument, but I’ll [...]

Continue reading about Fun With Bad Polls (Or, Why Won’t Those Wicked Republicans Compromise?)

Presented without comment. President Barack Obama stepped out personally to address the impasse on budget negotiations and reject a Republican proposal for another temporary resolution unless it is to give Congress a few more days to pass a permanent deal. “We are now at a point where there is no excuse to extend this further,” [...]

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