The Danger of Analogizing About Politics and Compromise from “Lincoln”

By: Monday November 26, 2012 11:42 am

And now, here’s my entry in the “Why the movie Lincoln is not a plausible model for political debates of the recent past and future.” For those of you who haven’t seen it, Lincoln covers the critical period near the end of the 16th President’s tenure, when he sought passage of the 13th Amendment, which [...]

Breaking: The President Has Options to Raise the Debt Limit

By: Monday July 25, 2011 8:50 am

Just a gentle reminder that the President doesn’t actually have to wait around for the political mess on Capitol Hill to sort itself out before he ensures an increase in the debt limit. The first thing he could do is demand a clean bill. The politics of the debt limit are such at this point [...]