Articles of Interest
January 18, 2016, 4:17pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

Health reform is the signature achievement of the Obama presidency. It was the biggest expansion of the social safety net since Medicare was established in the 1960s. It more or less achieves … Read more »

January 15, 2016, 3:44pm

By Mike Lofgren – New York Times.

At the Republican debate last night in South Carolina, Republicans were happy to talk about, and denounce, the budget deficit and debt. Senator Marco Rubio said that we must “bring our debt under … Read more »

January 10, 2016, 6:08pm

The New York Times

Washington — IT’S now safe to pick up your phones and read your emails. That’s right, I won’t be calling to ask you to donate to my congressional campaign. As I announced on Tuesday, I’ll be … Read more »

January 05, 2016, 1:49pm

Oliver Munday 

In the hope of combating America’s intolerable levels of gun violence, with Congress refusing to pass hugely popular gun-safety measures, President Obama is issuing a modest, limited set of executive actions on guns.

Most of the actions are … Read more »

January 04, 2016, 2:57pm

By Paul Krugman – The New York Times.

You have to be seriously geeky to get excited when the Internal Revenue Service releases a new batch of statistics. Well, I’m a big geek; like quite a few other people who … Read more »

December 22, 2015, 1:16pm

By: Paul Krugman – New York Times

Almost six months have passed since Donald Trump overtook Jeb Bush in polls of Republican voters. At the time, most pundits dismissed the Trump phenomenon as a blip, predicting that voters would soon … Read more »

December 14, 2015, 6:01pm

By Judy Kaufmann – New York Times.

Paris — THE climate news last week came out of Paris, where the world’s nations signed off on an agreement to finally begin addressing global warming.

Or, alternately, the climate news came out … Read more »

December 11, 2015, 1:49pm


Durham, N.C. — On Monday, the day after President Obama gave an Oval Office address endorsing restrictions on assault weapons, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas argued that such “categorical bans on firearms that millions … Read more »

December 07, 2015, 2:09pm

We need to go beyond Dodd-Frank to increase oversight of all big financial institutions, make executives accountable and make regulators independent.

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December 04, 2015, 1:21pm

By Paul Krugman. New York Times.

Future historians — if there are any future historians — will almost surely say that the most important thing happening in the world during December 2015 was the climate talks in Paris. True, nothing … Read more »