Entries by Anne Laurie

Open Thread: Today’s Senate Nuke-ening

(Tom Toles via GoComics.com) Ever-sensible Gail Collins, in the NYTimes: … “If the Democrats proceed to use this nuclear option in this way, it will be Obamacare II,” cried Senator Lamar Alexander on Wednesday. This was in keeping with a brand-new Congressional tradition under which Republicans making remarks on the floor of the House or […]

Late Night Open Thread: Return of The Zombie-Eyed Granny-Starver

The anaerobic activity in the GOP septic tank has churned a familiar turd to the top again. Here’s Jon Chait’s take at NYMag: Paul Ryan has spent more than a year furiously distancing himself from the wreckage of the 2012 Republican campaign. Even in the closing weeks before the election, Ryan gave a high-profile speech […]