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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…

Mark Zuckerberg speaks in 2008

The Big Tax Windfall from the Facebook IPO

Facebook insiders aren’t the only ones who will get big paydays from its historic initial public offering, which prices late Thursday and starts trading Friday.

Uncle Sam and Governor Jerry will have their greedy hands out, demanding their cut.

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Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers at Davos in 2010

Keynesians Try Another Comeback

The economic philosophy of John Maynard Keynes had a brief revival after the financial crisis of 2008. Desperate politicians tried to save the global economy–and their own jobs–by launching stimulus plans to plug an “output gap,” the gaping hole that … More…

Marilyn Monroe

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

So, we have a deal on raising the debt ceiling… More…

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell

Updated 8:50 PM July 31, 2011

So said Mitch McConnell, the Senate Minority Leader, on … More…

Tea Party Rally

The Tea Party's Moment of Truth

The Tea Party looks like it’s won a big victory—the “grand bargain” that President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner were negotiating has collapsed, and with it any hope by Democrats that a big deficit-reduction package would include … More…


Eyeball to Eyeball, and He Blinked

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The Born-Again Deficit Hawk

Just two weeks ago, President Obama was breathing fire at Republicans.… More…


Obama the Flame Thrower

Perhaps reacting to Maureen Dowd… More…