You think I could resist that visual metaphor of the GOP and America right now? “House of Turds” indeed.
The day careened with the GOP-created crisis of the American polity. Boehner tried to change the subject; Obama kept up the pressure; a Republican congressman berated an unpaid Park Ranger for doing her job; and you told us your stories from the shutdown as it affected you.
I took some time to write a review of Breaking Bad’s political theory and the fatal flaw in Machiavelli’s worldview. Oh, and better airplane safety videos! Top post: The Nullification Party. Second? “We Must Not Negotiate With Economic Terrorists.”
I also wanted to say a personal thanks to those of you who have subscribed this week. We knew you were out there and wanted this experiment in new media to succeed. And when real political fights loom, you come through for the site every time. We’re biased as well as, we hope, balanced. But we’re biased in fighting openly for what we believe in and not shying from the arena. And these next few months, I suspect, will be the truly critical ones for Obama’s legacy. We’re all in – and hope you are too.
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