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Former President George W. Bush

The Curse of the Bush Tax Cuts

Updated July 15, 2012

It’s the summer of 2012, President George W. Bush has been out of office for 3 ½ years, and  the biggest issue of the presidential campaign is whether to keep his signature tax cuts, which were … More…

Romney on Face the Nation

Mitt Romney’s Supply Side Delusions

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is a very smart man and a great businessman, as is clear from Michael Kranish and Scott Helman’s The Real Romney, which I’m reading now.

But politics must addle the brain like Southern Comfort … More…

Steven Rattner charts

Where the Job Growth Really Is

Steven Rattner, former investment banker and President Obama’s car czar, is a must-watch when he brings his charts to “Morning Joe,” where he serves as an economic analyst.

He brought some much-needed perspective on Monday morning, as the kerfuffle about … More…

President Obama at a news conference Monday at the NATO summit in Chicago

Risk Taker Obama Doubles Down on Bain

Forget Steven Rattner, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr, or even Newark Mayor Cory Booker, all Democrats who have criticized President Obama’s campaign ads against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital.

Forget the way … More…

Mitt Romney campaigns in Charleston, SC.

The Incredible Chutzpah of Mitt Romney

Here, via the Huffington Post, is a new low point in the very low candidacy of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the presidency of the United States.

He’s actually said he’ll “take a lot of credit” for the recovery … More…

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Lessons for Romney and Obama from the French Election

Americans don’t pay much attention to overseas elections and we don’t think we have much to learn from other countries– especially France.

But I believe our two presidential candidates can draw some lessons from the results of Sunday’s second round … More…

Samsung booth at electronics show in 2010

It’s the Global Economy, Stupid

On Thursday came a report from The Wall Street Journal about the narrowing education gap between US parents and their children, suggesting the American dream was in jeopardy.

Friday we got two more intriguing pieces on related topics—or topics … More…

Crane builds new Intel fab at Chandler, Arizona/

Two Policies That Really Would Create Jobs

In my column, I reviewed all the Republican presidential candidatesMore…

Rick Perry in Charleston

Good Riddance, Rick

CHARLESTON, SC–Texas Gov. Rick Perry ended his presidential campaign as he began it: with self-righteousness and pomposity.

With his wife Anita looking at him the whole time, Perry affected the same swagger that was the hallmark of his candidacy.… More…

Former Sen. Rick Santorum

Santorum the Rising Star

Who would have thunk it? Rick Santorum?

The former US senator from Pennsylvania, who lost his bid for a third term by 18 percentage points in 2006, has now returned looking for a big promotion–as president of the United States.… More…