Paul F. deLespinasse

Jan 15, 2019
To make a carbon tax politically feasible requires making everything else not equal. The key to avoiding riots would be to combine fuel tax increases with another policy that would eliminate their regressive impact.

Jan 11, 2019
Worst of all would be for Mr. Trump to declare an emergency and completely bypass Congress's constitutional monopoly on the right to appropriate money. We need a more powerful Congress, not a weaker one.

Jan 8, 2019
One can hope that Mr. Trump's initial instincts on this matter will reassert themselves, that he will revert to his original agreement to open the government.

Jan 2, 2019
In normal times it wouldn't matter so much that Congress has abdicated many of its constitutional powers to the president. But the times clearly are not normal, and a reassertion of congressional power could help calm our troubled political waters.

Dec 18, 2018
What better time for Queen Elizabeth II, for the first time in her 65 years on the throne, to make an authoritative decision on her own, one that unties the knot that the politicians have twisted themselves into?

Dec 12, 2018
Lying and politics are closely related.

Dec 4, 2018
By banning polling prior to elections Congress could help voters concentrate on important issues, prevent us from being harassed by phony pollsters, and make it harder for candidates put out campaign baloney in the first place. What's there not to like?

Nov 27, 2018
Perhaps Socrates was right and our present unhappiness results from failure to understand our true natures.

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