Regression to the Mean: Elites Start to Recognize Failure on Jobs

By: Monday August 29, 2011 2:14 pm

It’s been amusing over the past several days to watch so-called “credible” people come around to where us dirty hippies have been on the economy for going on two years. For instance, Nick Kristof (who admittedly has other pursuits) suddenly figured out that persistently high unemployment may be a problem: I’ve spent a chunk of [...]

Bipartisan Senate Trio Agrees to Elimination of Ethanol Subsidy

By: Friday July 8, 2011 8:15 am

Let’s celebrate perhaps the only bipartisan policy agreement that we’ll ever see this year, one that is actually not a bad policy. A group of Senators have come to an agreement to phase out ethanol subsidies. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) told Senate leaders that their proposal would repeal [...]

The Omnibus Fight – Republican Hostage-Taking, Democratic Options

By: Wednesday December 15, 2010 9:43 am

As I mentioned in the previous post, Jim DeMint has two bills in his sights for a full reading on the floor of the Senate – new START, and the omnibus appropriations bill. The current resolution to fund the government runs out December 18. It is now December 15. The omnibus is 1,900 pages long. [...]

Behind the Weekend Letter from Obama on Stimulus Measures

By: Monday June 14, 2010 11:00 am

In case you were wondering why the President waited until a Saturday night to send the letter asking for $50 billion in new stimulus measures, David Rogers unravels that mystery for you today. For context, there’s been a growing frustration on the part of Democratic appropriators in the House on the lack of clear language [...]

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