Usually, odd-numbered years aren’t that great for political news. But 2011 proved to be an exception in some very big ways.
For many people, sitting in a room with a professor of constitutional law — even a noted one, a Harvard graduate — to listen to a lecture about recent cases is a definition of torture prohibited by the Geneva Conventions.
It’s not surprising that the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee thinks the way to end gridlock in Washington is to elect more Democrats. Surely, Republicans think winning back the Senate and the White House is the key to progress.
There are two, and only two, possibilities surrounding U.S. Senate Republicans’ decision to filibuster the nomination of Richard Cordray to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Suddenly, I don’t feel so clueless.
Finding hypocrisy in politics is about as difficult as finding drunks in a bar, so detailing each and every double-standard could fill the entire newspaper. But sometimes, one stands out enough to deserve a little extra scrutiny.
Mo Denis is an unlikely candidate for tyrant.