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.


Steven L. Taylor
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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). 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.

  2. rudderpedals says:

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

  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…