Politics

Consistency is the …

by on December 12, 2017

Well, at least I am being consistent. Whether that's being a good thing or not I will leave to you to figure out.

David Brooks [more…]

Republican Rot?

by on December 8, 2017

This is going to sound parochial to those of you not steeped in America's current internal conversation.

Poor David Brooks, his column in today's New [more…]

Real Tax Reform?

by on December 6, 2017

OK, let's all calm down. The Republican tax plan is now in its last stages of design. The two versions that exist need to be [more…]

Taxes: 1970’s Redux?

by on November 14, 2017

Taxes. What a problem.

I was going to start by saying something about our current national debate about taxes, but that would have been an [more…]

Spite as Policy

by on October 17, 2017

There's not much to say, but let me say it anyway:

Last week Trump simply stopped pretending he wants to make policy based on thought. [more…]

Health Care Front Lines

by on October 13, 2017

Health care is the muddy hellhole pocked wasteland of American politics. Forgive my World War One analogy, but its the best I can come up [more…]

More Fog

by on October 3, 2017

We still don't have much clue what the Republicans want to do with their tax plan. It isn't that we can't understand the details, it [more…]

Puerto Rico

by on October 2, 2017

America doesn't treat its territories very well. The relative responses to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico and those that followed the hurricanes that blew [more…]

Tax Fog

by on September 28, 2017

Whenever we are told about a Trump plan we have to use the word "plan" very carefully. Thus far Trump's various plans have been more [more…]

Ugly and Uglier

by on September 25, 2017

Is uglier even a word? Anyway: this is not about economics.

One reason I have not been very communicative in the past two months is [more…]