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March 5, 2013

—  "John got away with more than any other Member on the Hill.”

— "Tri-party repo and commercial paper are key parts of the shadow banking system. And shadow banking is like banking, only shadier, which is saying something."

— "We, the undersigned, would like the Obama administration to recognize the need for a new national anthem, one that even a decade after its creation, is still hot and fresh out the kitchen."

— "Which brings up a fundamental rule of online subscriptions: there is zero correlation between value and price."

— "Senators start trickling in at 5:30 a.m. in various states of dress, without the benefit of sunlight or staff, toting gym bags, newspapers and even to-go venti coffees as custodians above loudly buff the marble floors of Russell’s rotunda."

—  "If you chained a thousand Boskins to a thousand keyboards for a thousand years, eventually one of them would make a correct prediction."

- "What the [Krugman/Scarborough] debate really showed is that the sensible middle ground in the debate over our fiscal and economic problems is not hard to locate. "

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