Politics

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…]

Test Bed For Gridlock?

by on July 19, 2017

We all complain about the gridlock in Washington. Nothing, it seems, can get done. Everyone becomes more and more cynical and disenchanted with government. Our [more…]

Apologies Not Accepted

by on July 18, 2017

OK, let me get back to it:

I have just read a set of short papers over at a journal aptly named Democracy. The papers [more…]

Healthcare Abyss

by on July 18, 2017

What are we to make of a major political party that is prepared to cast tens of millions of voters into the abyss? Really?

What [more…]

Healthcare Update

by on June 27, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of the Senate's healthcare bill. It is as damning as expected. All you need to know is encapsulated [more…]