The March-April issue of the Washington Monthly, in case you’ve missed our earlier posts on the subject, focuses on a little-discussed but central chimera of contemporary politics: conservatives are using “cost-benefit analysis” in an effort to disable some accomplishments of the Obama administration (e.g., Dodd-Frank), and rejecting it in order to disable others (e.g., Obamacare).

Here’s Paul Glastris explaining the issue and its significance.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.