Morning Maddow: Mama Said Wonk You Out

Get your wonk on, kiddies — sitting in for our hero is WaPo columnist and supreme numbers nrrrd Ezra Klein, crunching Obama’s proposed 2013 budget with former OMB Director Peter Orszag. WATCH IT: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Related: AP’s...

Monday Upper: Shorter USCCB — Forced Pregnancy Now, Forced Pregnancy Tomorrow, Forced Pregnancy Forever!

Not much to say: Last week, Obama offered a deft political compromise to the resurgent birth control debate (yes, I just wrote that). Despite this, US Catholic officials refused to budge from their hardline, pro-forced pregnancy position (RELIGIOUS LIBERTY!) So why the sudden Papal insurgency vs the (real)...

Morning Maddow: Hey Politifact — “No more. The gig is up.”

Ok, not to flog a dead horse, but memories in the poli-junkie world tend to be short. Innumerable  pundits & public intellectuals shit the bed on Iraq and totally escaped any accountability after things went south — despite blithely campaigning for an illegal crusade that left untold dead...

On Libya, Liberal Interventionism, and Progressive Misogyny

Ok, I’m no fan of intervention, humanitarian or otherwise.  So, let me state for the record that I’m unequivocally opposed to military operations in Libya, regardless of how much fuzzy, feel-good moralistic liberal internationalist gloss the usual suspects try to apply to their latest...

The Old Deal

[This essay, about Obama’s past, is the first essay I’ve published about the president today. The second essay is about Obama’s future, and you can read it on Pushing Rope.] In January 2009, at the beginning of the Obama Administration, I thought everyone knew the deal. The Republicans’...

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