Line of the Day (Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 Edition)

No wonder they wrote it in secret and want to move quickly to a vote…

Republican Obamacare Replacement Bill Pulled From House Floor

A major legislative defeat for Paul Ryan, the House GOP, and President Trump.

Donald Trump Returns To Dark, Dystopian Themes In Convention Speech

Donald Trump started out his campaign by telling us that the American dream is dead, and he returned to those dark and pessimistic themes in his acceptance speech last night.00

Republicans May End Up Being Stuck With Trump Whether They Like It Or Not

Whether they like it or not, it’s becoming quite apparent that Republicans may have to get used to the idea that Donald Trump really could be their nominee next year.

Donald Trump’s Substance Free Campaign For President

Donald’s Trump’s campaign is the logical conclusion of more than a decade of emotion-drive, substance-free politics.

Lincoln Chafee Thinks America Needs The Metric System, And Lincoln Chafee

Lincoln Chafee began his bizarre run for the Presidency in the strangest way possible.

Los Angeles Makes A Risky Bet With Its Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles became the latest major city to increase its minimum wage. It’s a risky bet that is likely to do more harm than good.

Rolling Stone Walks Back Key Allegations Of Campus Rape Expose

An utter journalistic failure from Rolling Stone.

Voters Still Not Caring Very Much About The Midterms, And That’s No Surprise

Polls continue to show that most Americans are largely tuning the midterms out.

Megan McArdle: The Covert Republican Party Activist So Covert She Endorsed Obama

The notion that Megan McArdle is some sort of “Republican Party activist” is just nuts.

Romney’s Closing Speech Was Good, But Was It Good Enough?

Mitt Romney’s speech last night was the best he’s ever given, but it’s impact may have been undercut but several odd production decisions that preceded it.

Illinois To Solve Medicaid Deficit By Hoping People Smoke More

Illinois wants to solve its Medicaid problem by hoping its citizens smoke more cigarettes.

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

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

Population Density and Crime

Are we safer in high population areas?

Mitt Romney Tries To Thread The ObamaCare/RomneyCare Needle

Mitt Romney began his effort to confront what is likely to be his biggest political liability in the 2012 campaign.

This Budget Cutting Thing is Hard

To borrow a phrase: budgeting is the science of muddling through (with an emphasis on the “muddling” far more than the “science.”

President Obama Drops The Ball On Deficit Reduction

President Obama’s new budget involves nothing less than a thumb in the eye of anyone who hoped he would seriously address federal spending in his first term.

Back to Health Care Reform: Government Takeovers and Free Markets

Did we have a free market in health care prior to the passage of PPACA? No.

In Defense of Gentrification

While the displacement of poor blacks from their neighborhoods by affluent whites may be lamentable, it’s better than the alternatives.

Limits of Transparency

If lawyers and MBAs don’t understand their mortgage documents, what chance do the rest of us have?

Google Search Results Rigged?

Is Google manipulating its search results to keep competitors down? And does its market dominance mean the government should step in?


Megan McArdle: Full Frontal Disclosure

Everything you wanted to know but were afraid to ask about Megan McArdle’s relationship with Peter Suderman.

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