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3 Cheers for the Internet Tax!

Daniel Gross, The Daily BeastOn Monday, the Senate approved a measure that would let states tax retailers based in other states when those retailers sell to their own residents. In other words, states may soon get the green light to tax e-commerce.It&…

Newtown’s Call to Reason on Guns

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The heroic and inspiring role played by the families of the Sandy Hook massacre’s victims should not be used to create what would be a dangerously misleading narrative about how they changed the politics of guns.Th

The Gun Lobby’s Dumbest Argument

Michael Tomasky, The Daily BeastAs the Senate gets set to show that you can fight the National Rifle Association, let’s consider what has to be the worst reason ever put forward by anyone to oppose anything in the entire history of the human…

Yipes, It’s Congress on the Move

Gail Collins, New York TimesWow, there’s a lot going on in Washington! Budgets are flying all over the place. The Senate might actually start voting on a gun bill Thursday. And immigration reform has now gotten so far that the House of Repre…

The Early Line on the 2014 Midterms

Sabato & Kondik, Wall Street Journal
President Obama’s greatest setback to date has been the 2010 midterm elections. Gains that Republicans scored in the House and Senate still circumscribe his agenda. It is no surprise, then, that the Obama White House

The Partisan Ice Could Be Breaking

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Just when our politics seemed destined to freeze into a brain-dead brand of partisanship, party lines started cracking up.It is common in politics to assume that whatever has been happening will keep happening. But

Congressional Abdication on Foreign Policy

Jim Webb, National Interest
In matters of foreign policy, Congress, and especially the Senate, was designed as a hedge against the abuses exhibited by overeager European monarchs who for centuries had whimsically entangled their countries in misguided adven

Another Golden Era of Liberal Senators

Norman Ornstein, New RepublicOne of the most stunning outcomes of the 2012 elections was the Democrats’ two-seat gain in the Senate. With 23 seats at risk to only ten for Republicans, Democrats were hoping simply to hold their own or keep th…