The Monday Morning Teaser

This week the clown show was back in town: Friday, Republicans in the House came within hours of shutting down the Homeland Security Department, and managed to pass only a one-week funding bill. So this week they can play the same game of chicken all over again.

That’s why today’s featured article will be “The Myth of Republican Governance”. Every time the Republicans get more power — first the House, then the Senate — we hear how now they’re going to have to get serious and prove to the voters that they can govern responsibly.

They haven’t and they won’t. Government dysfunction is actually a strategy now, and until we understand that, we’re going to keep trying to live in a bygone era. “Can’t make me!” the bratty little kid says, and in this case he might be right.

The weekly summary will also cover the net neutrality win, Obama’s Keystone Pipeline veto, Bill O’Reilly’s troubles, and the “problem of good” that right-wing Christians have discovered, before closing with a hilarious Jim Jefferies routine about gun control.

As for when these posts will appear, I make no promises. I still have a lot of supporting links to find for the featured post, and posting from the road (I’m in Savannah, on my way to Florida) is always a little unpredictable. Be patient.


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  • Lance A. Brown  On March 2, 2015 at 9:52 am

    I had a thought last night after reading yet more totally outrageous comments from Sarah Palin ( , it’s old but a goody I had not heard before).

    It doesn’t matter which Democrat wins in 2016; we are still going to get four more years of GOP non-governance. Whether Hillary Clinton or another Democrat wins, the GOP has absolutely no incentive to change their ways.

  • Lance A. Brown  On March 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Something is wrong with your “Partisans” post. I tried to go to it to comment and it says that it doesn’t exist, but it shows up on your front page….

    • weeklysift  On March 9, 2015 at 7:49 am

      The problem seems to be intermittent. I’ve seen it, but can’t reproduce it now.

  • Stephen Foster  On March 6, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    I hadn’t considered the “dysfunction as strategy” angle before, but it makes sense, considering those of whom you speak. Maybe torches and pitchforks are called for.

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