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Tim Carney: Sen. Max Baucus, master of revolving door, heads for the exit

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The retirement of Max Baucus, D-Mont., chairman of the tax-writing Finance Committee, means that the Senate will soon lose an office that served as a training ground for future lobbyists and a style of lawmaking based on granting special favors. "K Street's Favorite Democrat," liberal writer Ari Berman dubbed Baucus in the Nation magazine a few years back. Berman wrote that "between 1999 and...

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