Beltway Traffic Jam

The daily linkfest:

  • Steven Taylor, once again, explains “checks and balances” and other basic terms that keep getting misused.
  • Ace explains that Bush is so muddled because he’s talking to very confused people.
  • Michael Demmons has an amusing cartoon about a frustrated canine.
  • Michele Catalano disses Meatloaf.
  • Terry Oglesby admits that he’s a moron.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.


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