The sooner we recognize that something is wrong with Washington, the sooner we can begin the hard work of fixing it.
This chart really should have been a sentence.
If you want a perfect illustration of the dysfunction afflicting Washington today, you don't have to look any further than the "sequester." But let's not call it the "sequester." Let's call it what it is: The big, dumb spending cuts that no one wants.
The Romney campaign says fiscal stimulus is not appropriate during a Rogoff/Reinhart recession. Someone should tell that to Rogoff and Reinhart.
We're having some RSS problems. By which we mean our RSS feed is a totally annoying mess with posts showing up over and over again.
Hating on congress is a beloved American tradition. Hence Mark Twain's old joke, “Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” But the 112th Congress is no ordinary congress. It’s a very bad, no good, terrible Congress. It is, in fact, one of the very worst congresses we have ever had.
The Romney campaign is having some trouble with the noble Venn diagram. In this clip from Tuesday's Rachel Maddow Show, I tried to walk them through it.