Thursday, January 17, 2013

Read Stuff, You Should

Happy Birthday to Muhammad Ali, 71. Lots of great choices today, but certainly can't go wrong with The Greatest.

And just a little good stuff:

1. Sarah Binder on the Sandy vote and the Hastert rule. 

2. The Voteview gang confirm it: the 112th was the most polarized Congress yet.

3. And a cute White House response to the petition for...impeaching Barack Obama.

By the way, I think I'm going to extend question day. I only did five yesterday, and there are lots of good ones remaining. So if you have one you didn't ask, feel free to post it now, although I can't promise to get to anything in particular, of course.

3 comments:

  1. You have said frequently that you support there being a filibuster to allow an intense minority to register their opposition. Which filibusters during the Obama administration would you consider to fall into the category of intense opposition rather than merely being part of McConnell's failed partisan plan to make Obama a one term President by obstructing everything?

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  2. Question #6 made me think of another. How do you end this problem?

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2012/12/13/15876038-republicans-reap-the-fruits-of-redistricting?lite

    So, if you're Democrats, how do you get the ratio of votes:seats back to something more equal, or possible pro-Democratic?

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  3. Better link:

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/11/republicans-gerrymandering-house-representatives-election-chart

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