Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Recommended Reading

Legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin takes stock of the "pointless cowardice" that characterizes the speakership of John Boehner:
When Boehner announced his impending departure, he expressed pride that he had kept the government open (after a sixteen-day shutdown in 2013) and raised the debt limit. This, to paraphrase a famous Republican, reflects the soft bigotry of low expectations. Keeping the government open and paying its debts are the minimal undertakings of an elected body, not legislative triumphs. But Boehner could point to almost nothing else that happened on his watch, because the Tea Party would tolerate nothing else.
Read the rest here.

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