Tag Archives: Senate Gridlock

The Man Who Was Sufficiently Despised

There is the curious case of Jim Bunning. He is the Hall of Fame pitcher turned conservative Republican senator, from Kentucky, who, on a Friday night in late February, singlehandedly blocked a temporary extension of unemployment benefits to those out … Continue reading

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Rational and Historically Grounded Gloom

Admittedly it’s an odd problem, and no one is asking for sympathy here, but those of us with a history of clinical depression, no matter how far in the past, have a somewhat epistemological problem with social and political issues. … Continue reading

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