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Why Hillary's Lying Matters But Donald's Doesn't: The Ultimate Trump Card

Annie Grayer | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Annie Grayer

The Republican Party, a party unified by hate and its resolve that Hillary represents everything that is wrong with our country, has tied itself to Trump's story. The problem is, it's only a story.

Jason Linkins

Some Atlanta Educators Just Learned A Cynical Lesson About Accountability In America | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.03.2015 | Politics

It isn't every day that people who abuse their positions of authority are held accountable for wrongdoing. Actually, to be statistically precise about...

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Rep. Dave Camp Gave This 'Congress' Thing His Best Shot, But He's Done | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

Is there even much of a point to being a member of Congress anymore, if you're nominally committed to public service? Probably not, and now Rep. Dave ...

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Cliche Watch: Hacks To Crack About Cracks In The Dome | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.22.2013 | Politics

The Architect of the Capitol is undertaking a "multi-phased" project geared to restoring the structural integrity of the U.S. Capitol dome, one of Was...

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Mike Lee Is Starting Up A Posse To Shut Down The Government Because Obamacare, Natch | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.23.2013 | Politics

Oh, man, looks like the Senate has got a total badass on their hands! Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) has told The Blaze that he has leveraged his considerable...

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Wall Street Cash Rules Everything Around The House Financial Services Committee, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.22.2013 | Politics

Back in early June, former North Carolina Democratic Rep. Brad Miller took to our pages to lament the way the House Financial Services Committee had r...

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Josh Barro Is Right About GOP Obstinacy Making 'Both Parties Stupid' | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

Imagine if you will, two wrestlers, of roughly equal size and ability, locked in a match with one another. Typically, what will happen in such a conte...

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As Sequester Crisis Looms, Washington Lawmakers Fight Over Nonsense | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From time to time, our nation's lawmakers must grapple with inalterable necessities. There are deadlines, disasters, looming crises -- s...

Why Wait Until Something Breaks? Let's Try Predictive Maintenance

Christopher Conradi | Posted 10.28.2012 | Technology
Christopher Conradi

Why wait until something is broken to fix it? That's what a growing number of companies are asking themselves these days.

Jason Linkins

Unconstitutional Filibuster? Let's Do It, Let's Sue The Senate! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

Lots of people agree that our government is currently bogged down in a morass of dysfunction that's so disastrous that it's basically criminal. And I ...

The Quest for the Perfect Political Panacea

Tom Gerdy | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

I didn't want it to come to this, but I have been pushed to my limit. I am announcing my candidacy for the presidency of the United States of America....

Jason Linkins

Will The Senate's 'Secret Santa' Effort Solve America's Problems? | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

I wish our senators all the best in their attempt to manufacture Christmas cheer, but what I'd really like to know is how I can get hooked up with the Federal Reserve's "Secret Santa" exchange, which seems much, much cooler.

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Are The American People Secretly To Blame For Congressional Gridlock? (No, That's Actually Crazy) | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

Our system of governance is broken. And as I remark almost as often, the way this broken system is covered by the media is also broken, and so our understanding of the reasons for the breakage suffers.

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NLRB Recess Appointments Supported By John Roberts, Opposed By John McCain | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since 2008, the National Labor Relations Board has struggled on with only two out of the five members it is supposed to have. And so, it hasn't been ...

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On The Coverage Of Bayh's Call For Filibuster Reform | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over at the Plum Line, Greg Sargent raises a good question regarding the coverage and criticism of Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), who's quitting the Senate. Has...

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Hatch: Super-Minority Is 'The Will Of The Senate' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama appointed a man named Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Since Becker does not plan to have the sort of National Rela...

Martha Johnson: GSA Chief Confirmed After 9 Month Senate Hold-Up

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to confirm Martha N. Johnson as head of the General Services Administration, nearly 10 months after s...