The Retirement Age

France shines new light on an old problem.

Three Memos and a Little EO

To mix cultural references: less than meets the eye.

Trump isn’t very Good at Basic Politics

Remember how people used to think he was playing multi-dimensional chess?

Art Laffer has a Plan for the Economy

It would be laughable, but the White House might be interested.

Mankiw on the Pandemic

Listen to this guy.

Trump Speaks on Coronavirus…

…and confusion (and a further market tumble) ensues.

Democrats Open Fire On Warren’s ‘Medicare For All’ Plan

Elizabeth Warren’s fellow Democrats aren’t so thrilled with her ‘Medidare For All’ plan.

Budget Deficit Growing Faster Than Expected, CBO Reports

Thanks for nothing, Republicans.

Trump Goes Full Dictator

Donald Trump isn’t just admiring dictators now, he’s acting like one.

This Week in Trump

And what a week it has been.

The Cautionary Tale of Vermont’s Failed Single-Payer System

Despite seemingly ideal conditions, Green Mountain Care was an absolute debacle.

Senate GOP Releases Revised Version Of Obamacare ‘Repeal And Replace’ Bill

Senate Republicans have introduced their latest version of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Congressional Budget Office Score Of Health Care Bill Is More Bad News For GOP

The latest CBO score for the American Health Care Act is bad news for Republicans.

Sane Republican Minority Prevails

Nearly two-thirds of House Republicans voted for default. They lost.

Farm Bill Failure Shows House GOP Leadership Doesn’t Really Control The House GOP Caucus

It looks for all the world as if the House GOP Caucus isn’t really under the control of the leadership.

The Incredible Shrinking Federal Budget Deficit?

The Federal Budget Deficit appears headed in the right direction, for now.

April Jobs Report: Good, But Not Good Enough

The April Jobs Report was good, but not exactly anything to write home about.

First Quarter GDP Up, But Fails To Meet Expectations

The economy grew in the first quarter of 2013, but the numbers were far from impressive.

Another Disappointing Jobs Report

March’s Jobs Report was nothing to write home about.

Another Ho-Hum Jobs Report

January’s Jobs Report wasn’t much to write home about

Unemployment Rate Drops As Labor Force Participation Rate Falls Once Again

The truth behind today’s unemployment numbers.

Should Congress Just Kick The Can Down The Road?

Perhaps we should take a pass on trying to reach a deal on resolving issues propelling us toward the Fiscal Cliff.

In Fiscal Cliff Negotiations, President Obama Holds The Upper Hand

Republicans need to realize that they are at a disadvantage in the upcoming negotiations regarding the Fiscal Cliff.

Your Taxes Are Going Up

Annie Lowrey reminds us that our taxes will likely rise in January regardless of who wins the November election.

The Impending Fiscal Cliff Presents Congress, And America, With A Fiscal Dilemma

Congress and the American people have a choice to make between two not very palatable options.

The Fiscal Cliff: Another Threat To The Economy

While Washington dithers, business owners are starting to worry.

House Votes To Repeal ObamaCare For The 33rd Time

The House engaged in a mostly pointless action yesterday afternoon.

Yes, The GOP Can, And Likely Will, Repeal ObamaCare in 2013 If They Win In November

If the GOP wins in November, there will be very few actual barriers in the way if they really want to repeal the PPACA.

Gas Prices Set To Fall Below $3.00/Gallon, GOP Not So Suprisingly Silent

As gas prices fall, the politics of fuel prices are changing.

Ahead Of Supreme Court Decision, Second Guessing Among ObamaCare Supporters

With the Supreme Court’s decision imminent, many supporters of the PPACA are starting to second guess the Obama Administration’s legal strategy.

Bill Clinton’s Bizarre Walk Back On Tax Cut Extensions

Bill Clinton walks back his comments about extending the Bush Tax Cuts in the most unbelievable manner possible.

Alan Simpson Calls Out His Fellow Republicans

Alan Simpson is imparting wisdom to his fellow Republicans. I doubt they will listen.

What Happens If All The Bush Tax Cuts Expire?

Here’s why nobody in Washington will allow the Bush Tax Cuts to expire.

Has National Debt Increased More Under Obama Than Bush?

Obama has borrowed slightly more money in 3 years than Bush did in 8. Does it matter?

Gas Prices About To Become An Election Issue

Prices are rising at the pump, and the candidates for President are starting to notice.

Another Debt Ceiling Debacle Before The Election?

We may have to deal with the debt ceiling again before the November elections.

CBO Forecast: Trillion Dollar Deficits, Slow Growth, And High Unemployment

The latest projections from Congressional Budget Office are sobering to say the least.

GDP Growth 2.8% In 4th Quarter: Not Great, Not Good, Barely Okay

Another weak GDP report that portends stagnation ahead.

State of the Union Post Mortem

The speech did exactly what it was supposed to do: kick off Obama’s re-election campaign while disguised as a call for unity.

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Obama Administration has halted, for the moment, a pipeline project that has become a political football.

First Legal Challenge Filed To Obama’s Recess Appointments

The first shot in a Constitutional showdown has been fired.