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Sen. Mike Crapo speaks to reporters about Simpson-Bowles debt commission in late 2010.

More Reasons Why Fixing the Debt Crisis Is Hard

The drumbeat of worry is growing as the US approaches the fiscal cliff, when the Bush tax cuts and Obama payroll tax cuts expire and automatic spending cuts kick in just as Congress debates extending the debt ceiling yet again.… More…

Paul Krugman speaks in San Francisco.

Krugman Vs. Rogoff on Austerity and Growth

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman doesn’t suffer fools—or Republicans—gladly, especially if their arguments cut close to his deeply held Keynesian beliefs.

That’s why he’s engaged in brass-knuckles academic guerilla warfare with maybe the fastest rising … More…

Tea Party Rally

Romney Will Dance to the Tea Party’s Tune

A newly energized Mitt Romney hit the campaign trail, brimming with confidence, the travails of the horrible Republican primary race now behind him.

“Start packing,” the former Massachusetts governor told President Obama in an interview with Diane Sawyer of ABC … More…

Obama Clinton Panetta 2012 (540×335)

US Pushes Iran Hard as Talks Set to Begin

After much hemming and hawing, negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program appear ready to start this week in Istanbul.

US officials have leaked the demands they are making along with their European allies, and they are surprisingly … More…

West facade of the Supreme Court

Who Politicized the Supreme Court?

Last week’s oral arguments before the US Supreme Court on health care reform have led to a firestorm of controversy.

Conservative justices grilled Solicitor General Donald Verrilli Jr. on the individual mandate to buy health insurance that’s central to the More…

President Obama at UAW conference in Washington.

Class Warfare on the Campaign Trail

Republicans have often accused President Obama and Democrats of engaging in “class warfare” for wanting to push marginal tax rates for top earners back to where they were in the Clinton years.

That’s rubbish, of course. But we heard something … More…

Chinese workers in electronics factory in Shenzhen Photo Jurvetson Flickr

Should We Even Try to Bring Manufacturing Jobs Back?

In my column this week, I wrote about the terrible conditions at factories in China where Apple’s iPhones and iPads are made. The impetus was a groundbreaking pair of stories in The New York Times about how the iPhone More…

Newt Gingrich and his wife Calista campaign in Florida

Newt’s Long, Cold Winter

If groundhog Punxsatawney Phil emerges from his burrow Thursday and sees his shadow, legend has it we… More…

Rock River Bar at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown

What Keeps the Iowa Caucuses Alive

As we wrote earlier, the Iowa caucuses have … More…