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The Upside Down Politics of Preexisting Condition

One of the sad ironies in this nation’s fight over health care is that those with the most desperate need for coverage appear to...

Watergate and the S&P, How Well do Markets Forecast Political Dysfunction?

I don’t think that I am alone in wondering why equity markets have not only held their own but have actually added value despite...

Democrats, Time to Take a Deep Breath

President Trump still has solid support from about a quarter of the electorate and more tenuous support from another 10 to 15 percent. On...

Will Congress Push Public Debt to 97 Percent of GDP?

The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the new House Republican tax plan which indicates that the deficit will increase by $1.7...

Go Home: Incoming Leader of the 112th Congress Issues Odd Marching Order

The incoming leadership and committee chairmen of the U.S. House of Representatives have been boasting about their ambitious, time-consuming plans to conduct intensive oversight...

If Deficits Don’t Matter, Does Contract Abuse?

Dick Cheney’s famous statement “deficits don’t matter” is generally associated with the Bush administration’s philosophy on taxation. A strong case can be made, however,...

Draconian but Expensive: Boehner’s Poorly Considered ‘Pledge’ Is Likely to Increase the Deficit

t is obvious that some number of Republican pollsters have come up with the notion that attacking the federal workforce provides a golden political...

Education Reforms Will Miss the ‘Top’ Without Broader Consensus

This article was first posted at AmericanProgress.org. I am sure that Jonathan Alter’s recent column in Newsweek, “How Congress Keeps Screwing Up Education — President...

Behind The Scenes: How Congressional Conservatives Induced Financial Crisis

When Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called congressional leaders early last week to ask for $700 billion in public funds to buy distressed loans and...

Procedurally Correct: The House Can Decide How to Enact Health Reform

This article was first posted at AmericanProgress.org. People who are opposed to health care reform are raising a real ruckus over a possible parliamentary maneuver...

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Will Congress Push Public Debt to 97 Percent of GDP?

The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the new House Republican tax plan which indicates that the deficit will increase by $1.7...
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