That fiscal cliff: Beware of “shared sacrifice”

As the President faces a second term full of fiscal problems, a historically stubborn opposition in Congress, and after much talk of shared sacrifice needed for solving those problems,  spreading new deficit-solving pain around to all groups will be tempting. Indeed, the President has called for shared sacrifice before, during the debt and deficit negotiations in […]

That fiscal cliff: Beware of "shared sacrifice"

As the President faces a second term full of fiscal problems, a historically stubborn opposition in Congress, and after much talk of shared sacrifice needed for solving those problems,  spreading new deficit-solving pain around to all groups will be tempting. Indeed, the President has called for shared sacrifice before, during the debt and deficit negotiations in […]

Continental Divide: All but three states now have one party control of state legislators, highest mark since 1928

Now that the dust is finally settled from the election, we can now see further ahead to what the next four years (and beyond) may look like. Something that hasn’t found much attention compared to the outcomes of the Presidential race and the US Congressional races is what happened in the state legislatures across the […]

Paybacks are a bitch and this one’s name is Delicious Liberal Schadenfreude

The past week marked a profound turning point in American political and demographic history, and with that, brought a welcome change to the relationship dynamics between the left and the right. For years, the relationship resembled that of an emotionally abusive husband and emotionally battered wife. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still dysfunctional and unhealthy, […]

Paybacks are a bitch and this one's name is Delicious Liberal Schadenfreude

The past week marked a profound turning point in American political and demographic history, and with that, brought a welcome change to the relationship dynamics between the left and the right. For years, the relationship resembled that of an emotionally abusive husband and emotionally battered wife. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still dysfunctional and unhealthy, […]

Pre-election Day Jitters: Breathe in, Visualize, Get Some Fresh Air, then Vote tomorrow!

Usually the outcome of the election is pretty clear a few days before the big day, bringing either a sense of giddy anticipation or feeling like a dead man walking. This year is different. For the past several weeks, and especially the past few days, I’ve had pre election day jitters. This is something new. […]