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The GOP is to Public Relations What Evel Knievel Was to Motorcycle Safety

I live in a very hilly area. Yet I’m still alive. Explain that. Maybe that’s why I’m a lower-case “r” republican and not an upper-case one. Republicans seem to feel every hill is worth dying on. What else could explain the House’s rejection of a silly payroll tax cut extension followed by a doubly-damaging capitulation? By “silly,” I mean ill-advised, inconsequential, irrational, and fiscally irresponsible. The Senate’s two-month extension of the Social Security tax cut represents the worst of Washington. Read more →