Michael Crowley

Michael Crowley is a senior correspondent for TIME. He previously covered domestic politics and foreign policy for The New Republic, and was also a reporter at the Boston Globe. He has also written for such publications as New York magazine, GQ, Slate, and the New York Times magazine.

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John Boehner vs. “Funny Accounting”

It wasn’t exactly a red-hot newsmaking weekend, but my former colleague Jon Chait noticed the same thing I did from the Sunday political talk shows — namely House Republican leader John Boehner’s awkward attempt to reconcile his critiques of Barack Obama’s fiscal responsibility with his support for extending the Bush tax cuts, which are …

Obama Gets More Stimulus, in Slices

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about the political dynamic preventing the Obama administration from pumping more spending into the economy, which some of its top economic officials believe would act as insurance against the possibility of a double-dip recession. Yesterday the Senate voted to approve $26 billion in direct aid to state …

Politics and the English Language

Truly, election season has arrived:

Many of the ideas being promoted by Democrats to stop the slide are hardly new. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (Va.) called the strategy “more meaningless than harmful” after voting for one Democratic proposal, a resolution to encourage packers of domestic fruits and vegetables to display the

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