Tagged: john boehner

A Lesson in Politics from Baghdad Bob (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 3/19/2014 02:05 pm

Political leaders should be optimistic about their chances. After all, everyone wants to be on the winning team. But sometimes optimism gives way to political manipulation, and its credibility that suffers.

A Different Path to Finding a Majority (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 3/5/2014 01:52 pm

Elected officials working across the political aisle in order to pass legislation is generally viewed favorably by the public. But sometimes too much cooperation causes rifts from within. Finding a path to a majority can be a difficult balancing act.

The Hardest Way Possible (Gwen Moritz Editor's Note)

by Gwen Moritz 10/7/2013 12:00 am

Some people in this world — and you, dear reader, know some of these people — have to learn every one of life's lessons the hardest way possible. They have to touch the stove just to see if it really is hot. Sometimes they have to make the same mistake repeatedly before the lesson sinks in. Especially when the lesson is this: Just because you want it to be so doesn't make it so.

National Journal: Here Are the White House's Fiscal Cliff Talking Points for Business

by Lance Turner 12/19/2012 03:14 pm

The National Journal publishes the White House's talking points for business leaders in support of President Barack Obama's fiscal cliff budget plan.