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October 01, 2013 9:55 PM The 'Fraidy Cat' Conference

OK, all through this thing, and all day Monday, I thought that a shutdown was relatively unlikely. Not impossible, but below 50/50. Why? Because it was pretty obvious that only a small group of Congressional Republicans thought it was a...

By Jonathan Bernstein

October 01, 2013 9:00 AM The GOP: “A Party of Nihilists, Anarchists, and Extortionists”?

Despite the massive gerrymander that allowed the Republicans to keep a majority of House seats with a minority of the votes, the “clean” Continuing Resolution (that is, one that doesn’t undo Obamacare) passed by the Senate would pass the House...

By Mark Kleiman

September 27, 2013 8:00 AM Ted Cruz Republicans Listen Only to Themselves

The theme of Ted Cruz’s filibuster this week was “Make D.C. Listen.” But Cruz himself doesn’t listen; he talks. And talks. And talks. It’s no wonder the Texas senator can’t hear what the public is actually saying. A recent CNBC...

By Ezra Klein

September 24, 2013 11:15 AM Judd Gregg and the Trouble with 'Moderate' Republicans

Want a good measure of how far Republicans are from being a healthy party? Check out Judd Gregg's "to-be-sure" paragraph in a recent piece he wrote for The Hill. Gregg had a column yesterday slapping down Ted Cruz and other Republican...

By Jonathan Bernstein

September 20, 2013 10:19 AM House Republicans Are Polarized, not Partisan

On Wednesday Ezra Klein posted a really smart take on the GOP’s budget strategy: they face a collective-action problem in that the position that is politically beneficial to most House Republicans as individuals (no budget without Obamacare repeal!) is a politically...

By Gregory Koger