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Trump’s Negotiating Tricks Are Limited

January 20th, 2019 No Comments

Trump’s shutdown and its related antics are his attempt to create a “take it or leave it” asymmetry. It’s failing.

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Our Bipolar Presidential Election History

January 19th, 2019 No Comments

Apart from Reagan’s magnetism, our presidential elections have swung from left to right with metronomic regularity for 64 years.

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Gavel is Now in DeFazio’s Hand

January 18th, 2019 No Comments

If President Trump’s olive branch to the Democratic House includes a revival of his promised $1 trillion infrastructure initiative, those twelve zeroes will be crossing DeFazio’s desk.

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DeFazio Has a New Tool in This Congress

January 12th, 2019 No Comments

A Congressional seat offers five different paths to wielding substantial influence in Washington. The first three have very little to do with lawmaking, and the fourth has too much. DeFazio has pursued the fifth.

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Who Cares About Causes When Effects Can Be Denied?

January 7th, 2019 No Comments

Do actions have consequences? This is where certain people have become less than certain.

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A Truth-Telling Strategy That Will Totally Work

January 3rd, 2019 No Comments

No editor wants to clutter a page with disclaimers and dependent clauses. They can insert “without providing evidence” and “despite the consensus among experts,” but the president’s words must still be presented as he said them.

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Exactly How Much is Our Attention Worth? (Four Dollars)

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

For 13 cents a day, we could have saved all the time we’ve spent watching TV ads?

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Let Trump Sell “Made in America” to Americans

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Can our president persuade people to pay extra for patriotism? Americans have begun to think of themselves as citizens second and customers first. This could reverse that trend.

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Capitol Christmas Tree Viewing

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Pay a $5 permit fee, and you can cut down whichever tree becomes your favorite and take it on its own ceremonial tour, ending in your living room. Even better, take along a fourth-grader.

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Peter DeFazio’s Gavel

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

A Congressional seat offers only four paths to substantial influence — and the first three have very little to do with lawmaking.

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