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When is it time to resign?

I’m riveted by the drama in my own statehouse, where Governor John Kitzhaber seems to be considering (and reconsidering) whether to resign while allegations mount that his partner, Cylvia Hayes, traded on her position as First Lady for personal and professional … Continue reading

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Unconstitutional Laws as a Way of Life

I find it disingenuous that Karl Rove is opposed to the recent passage of Arizona’s immigration law because there will be “some constitutional problems with the bill.” Did he not get the memo that the new GOP way of pushing … Continue reading

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Ben Nelson Doesn’t Care What You Think of Nebraska

Matt Yglesias makes the point today that “Ben Nelson Has Apparently Learned Nothing.” Nelson, you’ll remember, was the Democrat that last night voted against continuing debate on the Financial Regulation bill in the Senate, defeating it (for the time being) … Continue reading

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The Paterson story we’ve all been waiting for sucks

You know that feeling you get when you ask for a pony for Christmas, and instead you get, say, one these? That’s a bit how I — and, I would guess, the chattering class of New York politicos — feel … Continue reading

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Jefferson, W. make list of Top Ten Sexiest Presidents

And in semi-related news, I feel kind of like throwing up. Nerve ranked the presidents in order from sexiest to, uh, least sexiest, and the list is full of disturbing images. I’m not sure what kind of cracked weirdo puts … Continue reading

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As Evan Bayh shows, the halcyon days of the centrist are over

So Evan Bayh is quitting the Senate: “After all these years, my passion for service to my fellow citizens is undiminished, but my desire to do so in Congress has waned,” Mr. Bayh said in prepared remarks. “My decision was … Continue reading

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It’s like Christmas! Sarah Palin gets a Fox contract

Holy Toledo Batman, Robin, and Poison Ivy, she’s coming to TV: Former Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska has signed on as a contributor to the Fox News Channel. The network confirmed that Ms. Palin will appear on the network’s programming … Continue reading

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