My latest column is up at AND Magazine!
Here is an excerpt:
Another year, another manufactured drama over federal spending.
Meet the new boss.
Same as the old boss.
According to the narrative pushed by the news media, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats heroically stood up to those evil Republicans, blocking the continuing resolution that would fund the government for another couple of months, because the Republicans’ CR did not include funding for the water situation in Flint, Michigan.
Never mind the fact that a funding bill for Flint is already working its way through Congress.
Maybe Reid just wanted to feel relevant again – after all, there are plenty of egos in Washington that need stroking, and with all of the focus on the presidential race, it should surprise no one that some of D.C.’s more familiar figures might be feeling a bit neglected.