David Brooks reveals that the “center” cannot hold

The plain fact is that the centrist "both sides are to blame" position cannot hold in the face of reality.

Joe Scarborough and the mythical center

The inescapable truth is that the Democratic position in the fiscal battle inhabits the compromise middle ground, while the GOP position is an outlier.

Memo to ‘No Labels’: To fix Congress, first fix the GOP

When the group “No Labels” debuted two years ago, they were mocked as “naive and patronizing,” and for good reason. No Labels blamed “both sides” for congressional dysfunction when Washington’s problems were the obvious result of the Republican Party’s plunge into extremism. Indeed, Republicans would use 2011 to lurch from crisis to crisis, first with […]

  • Jamelle Bouie
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  • Jan 14, 2013
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