Tag Archives: Obstructionism

The cause of gridlock in Washington

Conservative folks will tell you that the Republicans in Congress have no choice but to “obstruct and delay” overreaching Democrats. Government must be ground to a halt you see. If it’s not, Democrats will certainly turn the United States into a country only a communist like Trotsky could love. Well, that’s an entertaining story but […]

Roundup for Friday 2/12/10

Daniel Larison analyzes yesterday’s Iranian protests and concludes, “there is not much yesterday that happened in Iran that most people in the West should find encouraging.” Ezra Klein thinks Obama could learn a few things from the Bush administration to help advance the Democratic agenda: “In [Bush’s] first year in office, he was using recess […]