Healthcare: One More Thing …

by on May 7, 2017

Given the almost universally negative criticism being heaped upon the latest version of Trumpcare and the likely blow-back it will unleash on GOP members of Congress [more…]

How’s That?

by on March 27, 2017

Well, there we are. It took less than three weeks for us all to realize that neither the Republican party nor Trump are ready to govern. [more…]

RyanCare! Or is it TrumpCare?

by on March 7, 2017

Well, the wait is over. We now know what the Republican health care plan looks like. It's early days and the inevitable compromises will have [more…]

Santa Claus, Taxes and Deficits

by on December 17, 2015

"Deficits don't matter", to borrow a phrase made famous by Dick Cheney. Hardly a left of center guy, Cheney was defending the sea of red [more…]

Rubio Reality? Not Really

by on November 9, 2015

I have friends who think I am too harsh on the Republicans. They tell me that there are some good ideas over on that side [more…]

Trump’s Tax Plan

by on September 30, 2015

I wasn't going to mention it, but someone asked, so here's what I think of Trump's tax plan.

Well, I can't write that here.

In [more…]

Boehner’s Demise

by on September 25, 2015

Losing John Boehner from his post as leader of the fractious Republican party in the House of Representatives marks another step in the slow attrition [more…]

Economic Drift

by on May 31, 2012

We are at sea. Adrift. Going nowhere. Wallowing about with little direction. Not sinking. Not soaring. Just floating. Just.

Today's GDP numbers validate the view [more…]

Dangerous Misconceptions

by on January 4, 2012

Words. They can hurt. They can purvey pernicious thoughts behind attractive or clever sounding draperies. They can, as with orthodox economics, do substantial damage to [more…]

Historic Grumpiness

by on December 19, 2011

I am not sure how to react to the drift of events. It seems as if our leaders, both here and in Europe, are determined [more…]