The Kaplan Daily accidentally prints the blindingly obvious. One suspects that Sally Quinn will be very upset.
From the article:
We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional. In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted. Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.
The GOP has become an insurgent outlier in American politics. It is ideologically extreme; scornful of compromise; unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science; and dismissive of the legitimacy of its political opposition.
I won’t keep pasting parts of this article into this posting–copyright and all that, but you ought to go and read it. I don’t know if this is going to finally be the beginning of the American press corps becoming useful again, and in fact I doubt it, but it is tiny, faint glimmer of hope.
EDIT: I missed some rather important information here. In other news, every vote against the Violence Against Women Act came from a Republican male. However, not all Republican males voted against it. Lamar Alexander, John McCain, Scott Brown, Dan Coats, Bob Corker, Mike Crapo, Dean Heller, Rob Portman, David Vitter, and every Republican female Senator voted to pass the bill. Sorry about that.
Note: Tonal Crow, at 32: “My God, they’ve committed journalism!” LOL