Month: March 22, 2010

Mar 22,2010

Washington's not broken anymore!

Three long weeks ago, I made the case that Scott Brown single-handedly broke Washington: As recently as January 18, the day before Scott Brown’s election, there was no firm consensus...

Mar 21,2010

Healthcare Reform vs. The Surge

I’ve been pondering the common analogy between President Obama’s support for healthcare reform (HCR for short) and President Bush’s support for the surge in Iraq, both in the face of...

Mar 17,2010

Welfare reform for hipsters

When did Baltimore turn from a haven for drug dealers into a haven for hipsters on food stamps? The two friends weren’t tabulating the cash in their wallets but what...

Mar 17,2010

TNR's symposium on Diane Ravitch's book on schools

It’s a pretty interesting back and forth. Kevin Carey stops being polite and starts getting real: The problem is that your distaste for faddism and naiveté can be overwhelming–you see...