For the past year, Americans have heard quite a bit about post-partisanship and the promise of a new kind of politics. During the 2008 campaign season, the rhetoric soared, as did expectations.
Now, as 2010 begins, and we take account of 2009, it is abundantly clear that word has not been met with deed. In fact, the only thing new in Washington is the sheer magnitude of the partisanship, pork-barrelling, and promise-breaking. Read More»