Monthly Archives: February 2009

There Was Never Going to Be ‘Bipartisanship’






There Was Never Going to Be ‘Bipartisanship’   President Obama is receiving credit, rightly, for being considerably more polite and decent to his strident opponents—neocon media personalities, the GOP in Congress, former Republican candidates for office—than George W. Bush and his cohorts ever were to Democrats. He didn’t even wear garlic, going to dine with Read More

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Have the IRS Compute Taxes for Top-Ranked Federal Officials






Have the IRS Compute Taxes for Top-Ranked Feds –Modest proposal, only this one in all seriousness is not satire: In the wake of disclosed tax liabilities for Geithner and Daschle, how about having all top-level federal employees, from here on out, get their taxes computed by the IRS in the first place?From here on out, Read More

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Daschle Should Step Aside in Favor of Howard Dean






Daschle Should Step Aside in Favor of Howard Dean — The bad news about former Sen. Tom Daschle just keeps getting worse and worse, or rather the reporting on issues pertinent to his Cabinet nomination keeps turning up further pertinent information.   Yesterday (Jan. 31) the Washington Post reported that Daschle recently owed $128,000 in Read More

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