Elections Have Consequences: Lower Macungie Zoning Politics Edition

Something I find frustrating is people complaining about ”polarization” when they really mean ”political disagreement.” You could really sub in the latter every time somebody says polarization in this article on the latest Lower Macungie Zoning Board controversy. Lots of centrist types whose political views were formed during the era of scrambled parties in the 60′s and 70′s seem to think political [...]

When Will the Republicans Apologize for Austerity

The IMF says they were wrong, and that they underestimated how much of a drag on growth austerity policies (tax increases and spending cuts) would be. So when will we get an apology from the Republicans for insisting on deficit reduction the past 4 years? The International Monetary Fund’s top economist today acknowledged that the [...]

Damaged Boehner

It’s hard to imagine a weaker Speaker of the House than John Boehner, but the reelection vote yesterday takes him down another peg. Boehner already couldn’t deliver his caucus on multiple key votes of the 2011-12 session, and this will make it even harder to keep them together. Micah Cohen: But Mr. Boehner received 220 [...]