Chill, America. Not every Trump outrage is outrageous.

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Chill, America. Not every Trump outrage is outrageous.

Does Obama think a bad deal is worse than no deal?

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Does Obama think a bad deal is worse than no deal?

The fundamental difference between Scott Walker and Chris Christie

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While talking about why Republicans love Scott Walker, Taegan Goddard gets it exactly right:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s ® appeal to Republicans is that he’s been able to win without caving to Democrats.

I think that’s really unfortunate. Walker, through a mix of luck and bad moves from the Democrats, did manage to pass his agenda without the help of the Democrats. But that’s everything that’s wrong with American politics right now. Walker is going to need broad appeal, because that kind of maneuvering won’t work at the national level.

Chris Christie, of course, is the anti-Scott Walker in this respect. Tom Moran’s recent piece on Christie is particularly illuminating. While Christie also is proud of never compromising ideals, he’s quite willing to work across the aisle. This is particularly important if you believe that the Republicans should stop branding themselves as the Party of No.