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Discipline and Punish

By Matthew Yglesias

"Discipline and Punish"

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Rich Lowry sees hypocrisy in Silvestre Reyes’ apparent flip-flop on the idea of sending more troops to Iraq. Maybe Reyes had a genuine change of heart after gathering more information. Or maybe not. Either way, or especially in the latter case, this is what we call “party discipline” and the Democrats could use more of it — wayward members learning that they’d better think three or four times before defy the leadership position on key issues.

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