What I said on McLaughlin Group (Spoiler Alert)

On the McLaughlin Group this weekend, the panelists–Eleanor Clift, Mort Zuckerman, Susan Ferrichio and yours truly–argue over whether Obama is hyping the potential impact of sequestration, whether raising the minimum wage would reduce employment, whether the new Pew/USA Today poll shows the president’s agenda is in sync with public opinion, and whether the new UN report on human rights abuses in Syria will hamstring efforts to get Assad to leave the country. Watch the whole thing, but FYI, I answered no, no, yes, and no, and in the “predictions” segment stepped way out on a limb and said Lincoln would beat out Argo for best picture.

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Paul Glastris

Paul Glastris is the editor in chief of the Washington Monthly. He was an editor at the magazine from 1986 to 1988.