Looking Left and Right: Monday Food For Thought

NOTE: I usually post this on Fridays as a “Weekend” Food For Thought. But in light of the nearly-unbearable craziness in Congress, I thought it might be more interesting/beneficial to offer up some relevant good reads today.

Enjoy … sort of!

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http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/09/someone-tell-ted-cruz-the-obamacare-war-is-over.html

Jonathan Chait
09.25.13
Someone Tell Ted Cruz the Obamacare War Is Over

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http://www.businessinsider.com/republicans-have-abandoned-any-pretense-that-the-debt-limit-fight-is-about-debt-2013-9

Josh Barro
09.26.13
Republicans Finally Admit That The Fight Over The Debt Ceiling Has Nothing To Do With Debt

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http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2013/09/26/the-gops-demands/

Andrew Sullivan
09.26.13
The GOP’s Declaration Of Total War On Our System Of Government

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http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/09/27/20720305-an-attempt-to-rewrite-democratic-rules

Steve Benen
09.27.13
An attempt to rewrite democratic rules

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http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2013/09/26/jim-demint-ted-cruz-and-the-skewed-election-over-obamacare

Robert Schlesinger
09.26.13
Unskewing Reality

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http://ourfuture.org/20130927/republican-debt-ceiling-demand-nullify-democracy

Dave Johnson
09.27.13
Republican Debt-Ceiling Demand: Nullify Democracy

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http://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2013/09/28/ted-cruz-backlash-congress-may-hint-return-political-sanity/Oy7RdgXwjMqPe4f5WcykrI/story.html

Editorial Staff
09.28.13
Moment of truth for GOP: Break away from Tea Party

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plum-line/wp/2013/09/27/republicans-have-a-bomb-strapped-to-their-chest/

Greg Sargent
09.27.13
Republicans have `a bomb strapped to their chest’

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