Tthe passage of the atrocious $1.7 trillion omnibus just before the last Congress adjourned likely made life a lot harder for Kevin McCarthy.
Author: Philip Klein
TABLE: Here’s Where 2023 House Speaker Battle Ranks In History
As the vote for Speaker of the House of Representatives has crossed into the double digits, here is where it ranks in history against the other races that have gone to multiple ballots.
The Last Time a House Speaker Vote Took This Long
We are witnessing the most protracted race since February 2, 1856, when Nathaniel Prentice Banks was elected on the 133rd ballot.
It’s Time for Kevin McCarthy to Consider Dropping Out
The problem may simply be that not enough people like McCarthy personally.
Six Times a Charm for Kevin McCarthy?
There is a ‘My Cousin Vinny’ reference for everything.
Chaotic House Speaker Race Makes Debt-Ceiling Breach More Likely
Most likely, the only way this ends is with a significant meltdown in financial markets that forces the hand of Congress.
Neil Gorsuch Gets It Right on Title 42
Those who argue that the Court should serve as a policy-making arm of the right are adopting the same philosophy they decried when liberals were doing it.
Mitch McConnell Promoting Primary Candidates Would Backfire Spectacularly
If McConnell wanted more Trump-aligned populists to get nominated, the best thing he could do would be to promote their opponents.
Republicans Should Offset Future Aid to Ukraine
We should be debating whether we are committed to Ukraine for the long haul, and if so, budget for it.
Has Ride-Sharing Become a Net Negative?
In NYC, it’s become extremely difficult to find regular yellow cabs, while Uber and Lyft are often prohibitively expensive.