Republican Win to Mean Government Shutdown?

August 30, 2010 | Comments Off

Talking Points Memo’s Christina Bellantoni reports that Dick Morris told a conservative group that Republicans should shut down the government next year if they gain Congressional majorities. “There’s going to be a government shutdown, just like in ’95 and ’96 but we’re going to win it this time and I’ll be fightin’ on your side,” [...]

Politico’s Glenn Thrush reports that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is among the GOP members planning to lead a major series of investigations into Obama Administration activities. Yes, this is one of the things to which we can look forward should the Republicans capture control of the House of Representatives and Issa becomes chairman of the [...]

Helping Bust Right-Wing Myths

August 24, 2010 | Comments Off

With Labor Day and other holidays close at hand, many of us can expect to have political conversations with friends and family who get their talking points from people not connected to the reality-based community. Have no fear! To help all of us, Bill in Portland Maine recently authored this incredibly useful post. In it, he [...]