Aug 3, 2015
In Washington, the high-stakes battles of yesteryear have given way to a grim stalemate, in which Obama doesn't try to do much of anything, and Republicans half-heartedly try to stop him from doing not very much, and everyone tells reporters how important it all is.
Jul 31, 2015
In recent years, health care cost growth has slowed down. This is great news for the federal budget, and for those of us who, you know, get health care occasionally.
Jul 29, 2015
In case you hadn't heard, New York State is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour - but only for fast-food workers at places with more than 30 locations.At first glance, this seems bizarre. Why fast food?
Jul 25, 2015
Hillary Clinton does not like short- term investments. This I gather from her recent pronouncements upon the subject, and also, her new plans to tax capital gains on a sliding scale depending on how long you hold the asset. I have one thought about this proposal, and it is...
Jul 15, 2015
What do Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush have in common? Not that much, you might think, but on the stump, both have sounded one similar note: They're both worried about Americans who want to work more, but can't.Jeb Bush has taken a lot of chaffing for his suggestion that...
Jul 14, 2015
So Greece and the rest of the euro zone have a deal.
It turns out I was wrong last week when I suggested that after the referendum, the negotiations were down to two choices: The European Commission, European Central Bank, and International Monetary Fund would capitulate...
Jul 3, 2015
Every time Greece is in the news, I hear mutters about how Americans need to look hard at what happens, because if we don't get our act together, we're headed for the same fate. And every single time, I think No, that's really not quite right.
Jun 29, 2015
I can't shake the feeling that I've spent the last five years watching the Grexit Special Edition Director's Cut, and now the finale music is finally swelling. The problem is, I've felt like this before, because this crisis seems to be directed by Peter Jackson. That's not...