Thingish Things

Quotes of the Day, Ross Douthat, Jay Cost

“Between our slowing growth and our unsustainable spending commitments, “the days when lawmakers could give to some Americans without shortchanging others are over; the politics of deciding who loses what, and when and how, is upon us.” In this era, debates will be increasingly zero-sum, bipartisan compromise will be increasingly difficult, and “the rules and […]

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2012’s Most Important Election

The most pivotal election in America this year won’t take place in November. Neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney will appear on its ballot. The most important election of 2012 — certainly the most interesting one — is Tuesday’s gubernatorial recall vote in Wisconsin. The eyes of the nation should be riveted. There, in the Badger State, the armies […]

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