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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Fallows has made this point before and it's a good one.  Governments have rules, and governments have norms. The norms are very important and Washington has been slowly breaking every since Newt Gingrich came to town and began to tear down the traditional ways of doing things.

It is now very much an open question whether Washington can function anymore, and that fault lies with the GOP.

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