Tuesday night was filled with frills and thrills for the political junkie: a State of the Union response, THREE Republican rebuttals, one Congressman threatening a reporter’s life, and the usual hapless back and forth between the parties. Say what you will of the speech and its trappings, the whole night in Washington is enough to break the spirit of an optimist. Continue reading
Happy government shutdown! After years of flirting with the idea, folks in Washington have finally gotten their act together and failed to pass spending authority for the federal government. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill failure of leadership, this is really exceptional stuff.