Three Republican House members have opted-out of their leadership’s ban on earmarks: Don Young, Anh ‘Joseph’ Cao and Ron Paul. It’s easy to understand why the most crooked and the most vulnerable Republicans would opt out. Paul’s a more interesting case. The Paul formula for staying in office is simple: he brings home all the […]
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This week’s This American Life is devoted to the closing of NUMMI, an auto plant that was a joint venture between Toyota and GM. It’s both touching and infuriating. The story of how the worst plant in GM was transformed by Toyota’s methods is an affecting tale of human redemption. “Old, fat” UAW members, accustomed […]
I’ve about had it with the constant “meep meep” references at Sully’s blog. Recall the basic RoadRunner plotline — it’s not that sophisticated: He’s a jack-off. All he wants to do is “run down the road all day”. Perhaps, on rare occasions, he might “leave you in a heap”, but generally he “never bothers anyone”. […]
Bob Corker says he was “left at the altar” on the financial reform bill three weeks ago. But Lindsey Graham, who still thinks that Obama’s drilling plan doesn’t go far enough, thinks that it will bring “hundreds of millions of dollars for South Carolina”. He calls it a “move in the right direction.” As a […]
Corker, Cornyn and Mark Kirk are running away from repealing healthcare reform. Cornyn yesterday: Asked if he advises Republican Senate candidates to call for repealing the law, Cornyn said: “Candidates are going to test the winds in their own states. … In some places, the health care bill is more popular than others.” Cornyn March […]