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The Jehoshua Novels


Texas: Achieving Stoopid and the physically impossible at warp speed

 

(More at What Would Jack Do?)

Today’ coffee spew moment: Ted Cruz may run for President in 2016

I really hope that you had the good sense to swallow your coffee before reading this…and no, you read it correctly: Ted Cruz really is floating a trial balloon. He’s not denying that he’s considering the possibility of running for President in 2016. The fact that Cruz is the most hated wackjob on Capitol Hill [...]

Sequestration Sorrows for Extremist Republicans

May you have incompetent, offensive enemies.

President Obama and the congressional Democrats have the luck of the Irish, truly. They’ve already won the Battle of the Fiscal Cliff due to the good judgment of the people. That judgement takes facts into consideration. The sequestration process is a blunt instrument wielded by a Frankenstein [...]

The Deal: Various Responses

Actual legislative language of Senate-passed fiscal cliff deal. ow.ly/gsNPZ

— Bruce Bartlett (@BruceBartlett) January 1, 2013

Zaid Jilani:

Because the payroll tax cut is expiring and the Make Work Pay tax cut is not coming back, most working Americans will also see a tax increase. The most galling thing is that 98 percent [...]

Red v. Blue Redux

A supplemental note of consolation for the myriad gobsmacked conservatives who are no doubt sobbing in their double-scotch-and-sodas today: GOP gerrymandering works (alas).

h/t QueerJohnPA

A Message From The Greatest Generation (NSFW)

Oh em gee:

The October Surprise: Majority of Outside Spending Likely to Come in Final Month

by Robert Maguire

(Originally posted by OpenSecrets Blog, republished under a Creative Commons license)

With less than a month to go until the election, outside spending continues to be the campaign money story of 2012. Pretty much any way you slice it, it’s way up in the 2012 cycle. The total spent by non-party outside [...]