The Obama Administration’s decision to delay enforcement of Obamacare’s “employer mandate” produced some predictable reactions on the right. House Speaker John Boehner started talking about “train wrecks,” Erick Erickson advised Republicans to “go for the kill,” and so on.
That's one consultant's advice, anyway, for paranoid companies
That's one consultant's advice, anyway, for paranoid companies.
A judge approves a whole new way to cheat U.S. workers
When I drove to southern West Virginia a few weeks ago to watch Senator Joe Manchin defend his role in pushing gun-control legislation, I was struck to find that at the first of two town hall meetings he held, at the high-ceilinged Wyoming County Courthouse in tiny Pineville, he got not a single critical question about the gun bill.
It's a clever move by the embattled company
It's a clever move by the embattled company.
Obamacare hate is a full-time occupation on the right. But a story from Monday’s New York Times is a reminder that some pieces of the law should have conservatives celebrating, for the same reason they are leaving liberals like me a little queasy.
By threatening to resign as CEO, the JPMorgan honcho gave shareholders no choice but to keep him as chairman as well.
Nursing homes, fast-food restaurants think up ways to shirk employer responsibility
Have nursing homes, fast-food restaurants, and other low-wage employers found a way to avoid paying for full insurance?
When President Obama arrives in Tokyo on Friday, he will confront a country that seeks to be an ally of the United States. For Japan has never been an American ally. It was first a rival, then an enemy, and finally, after it lost the war it foolishly started with the U.S., it became a protectorate, not an ally. The distinction matters. An alliance is an institution negotiated between two sovereign governments in which each agrees to a series of reciprocal obligations that have the force of law.
I got an email from an old friend, Joel Parker, who is an international vice president of the Transportation Communications Union, and one of the smartest people I know. It's a response to my article on anti-Statism in America that has been on the site today. I am reproducing it for its criticisms rather than its compliments, which bear not only on what I wrote but also on our continuing discussion of the health care bill. Just read your latest TNR piece on anti-government sentiment. I thought it was excellent, and agreed with its central point.
There are two broad views on our newly resurgent global bubbles--the increase in asset prices in emerging markets, fuelled by capital inflows, with all the associated bells and whistles (including dollar depreciation). These run-ups in stock market values and real estate prices are either benign or the beginnings of a major new malignancy. The benign view, implicit in Secretary Geithner’s position at the G20 meeting last weekend, is most clearly articulated by Frederic (Ric) Mishkin, former member of the Fed’s Board of Governors and author of "The Next Great Globalization: How Disadvantaged N