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…]

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┬áTrump are ready to govern. [more…]

Republican Dilemma

by on March 24, 2017

We are down to the wire in Congress: will the Republican party be able to live up to its six year old promise to eliminate [more…]

Brexit 2

by on June 29, 2016

Like many people I am still trying to digest the lunacy of Brexit. I say lunacy because retreat from European integration is, in my opinion, [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…]

The Anti-Gates

by on December 4, 2015

Bob Gates has made quite a name for himself by being 'that sensible guy' -- ┬áthe one who cuts through the rhetoric and tells it [more…]

Republican Debt Builders

by on November 12, 2015

Just to make the point, here is a chart I grabbed, back in 2012, from Atlantic magazine:










Five Years and Counting Stuck

by on August 26, 2013

Depending on when you think the crisis started its fifth anniversary is either here now or about to be upon us. This is not the [more…]

Hiring On The Rise? Part 2

by on January 6, 2012

I am not sure that today's government report on employment settled much. The addition of 200,000 jobs in December, and the decline in unemployment to [more…]