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If I Could Make New Year’s Resolutions for Others…

…I would resolve that the Congress would stop governing via faux, self-inflicted crises.

Alas, this is clearly not to be, since the next in line is a wholly self-created, utterly unnecessary fight over the debt ceiling.


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About Steven L. Taylor
Steven L. Taylor is Professor and Chair of Political Science at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. He is the author of Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia and is currently working on a comparative study of the US to 29 other democracies. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging at PoliBlog since 2003. Follow Steven on Twitter


  1. Argon says:

    I’d extend that to hope that Congress begin responding well prior to any crisis, like before the rising waters inundate our coastal communities.

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  2. rudderpedals says:

    A worthy resolution. In contrast, here’s a different take on resolutions for others that’s practically malicious.

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  3. An Interested Party says:

    @Rudderpedals: It is rather amusing that Rubin, of all people, would criticize the media for jumping the gun, so to speak, on reporting about mass shootings when she did the exact same thing regarding the tragedy in Norway…meanwhile, she forgot to make a resolution for herself: Remember that you are an American citizen and that while you are entitled to any views you desire, your government should do what is best for your country rather than what is best for the Likud Party…

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