Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
There is no excuse for Republicans holding up Peter Diamond's nomination to the Federal Reserve. Likewise, there's no excuse for holding up Donald Berwick's nomination to head up Medicare. Or for turning the federal court system into a third-world travesty because it continues to have so many vacancies that it can barely function.
The whole thing is a disgrace, and Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for acting like small children over this. That is all.