I haven't been running these items this week, and I wound up posting less over here today than intended thanks to a balky computer this morning, but I figured I should link to at least some of what I've been up to. A bit of housekeeping down in the last paragraph, too.
The main thing has been the filibuster all week. In particular, I wrote against talking filibusters yesterday, and then again today. It's both impractical as a solution, and irrational, and...well, read the pieces if you need to be convinced.
Also one earlier in the week about filibusters and executive branch nominations: of course Republicans will filibuster them.
Today I wrote about the fiscal cliff negotiations.
Earlier I talked about why going public won't help Obama now, but why he might want to do it anyway.
Also I looked at the numbers on dynastic Senators.
And I also had a bit of sympathy for Republicans about polling uncertainty.
There's more, but that's almost certainly more than any of you want to read anyway, no?
As I said earlier, I'll be on the road next week, and I'm really not sure what my posting schedule will be, other than irregular. Probably a pretty slow week, especially if the news is slow, which it likely will be.
Hmmm...I'll be in New York; would anyone be interested in getting together for an afternoon coffee/drink/whatever? I've never tried to do one of these things, but if there's a lot of interest I suppose I'd be up for it, pending family obligations. I'm thinking about perhaps Wednesday afternoon some time? If you're going to be in NYC, and you're interested, let me know below or via email or whatever.