“Moderate” Republicans Doing More Damage Than Democrats

Compromise is to be used when one possesses common ground with their opponent. If one does not have any such common ground, a place where beliefs overlap, there is no benefit to compromise. In fact, without common ground, compromise doesn’t even exist. Moreover, if finding common ground requires one to violate their beliefs, even in the slightest, what is the point? What is the cost, morally, strategically, and politically of compromising, when it forces us to bend what should otherwise be a straight Read more […]

What If The XKeyscore Had Been Revealed Before The Vote On The Amash Amendment?

Justin Amash led a near-revolution on the floor of the House last week by bringing up an amendment to vote on defunding one of NSA’s programs to spy on the American people. It would have passed if only seven more Representatives had voted in favor of it. Boehner, who always tries to abstain from votes as Speaker of the House, actually voted against the amendment. That tells us how close the House was to joining Amash’s rebellion—Boehner wasn’t sure that he had secured enough votes to kill Read more […]