Monthly Archives: May 2011

I, of the Newt

The roll out of Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign, beginning with his May 11 announcement of his candidacy, has not gone well. His claim, during his appearance on Meet the Press, that Paul Ryan’s plan to reform Medicare was “right-wing social … Continue reading

How To Fix the Senate: Leahy, Stafford and the Unwritten Constitution

As long-time readers know, Middlebury’s Commencement, which took place this past Sunday, is when I traditionally pen my “Ode to My Favorite Graduating Student.”  This graduation, however, Middlebury awarded one of its honorary degrees to Vermont’s senior Senator Patrick Leahy.  … Continue reading