David Obey

Congressional Log Roll

One more new ad, this one from Republican Sean Duffy, the former MTV reality show star and lumberjack champ running for the open seat left behind by retiring Democrat David Obey. Because log rolling is lots of fun, and political ads are getting better all the time. This one is hard to look away from.

Update: And of course, the …

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Obey’s War Tax

Congressman David Obey, who called for a tax to pay for the war in Iraq two years ago, has done it again. He’s calling for a tax to pay for Afghanistan. It’s a very good idea for several reasons:

1. A war is, one would hope, a temporary aberration from budget norms, requiring a jolt of new revenues. It is also the most consequential …