Paul Ryan Just Made Tax Reform Harder
April 01, 2014
By enabling GOP delusions, the would-be tax reformer just made his job harder
The Five Biggest Takeaways in Paul Ryan's Budget
April 01, 2014
Even after slashing spending, Ryan still relies on special scoring to balance the budget.
They can't help but overpromise—but it eventually catches up to them in unexpected ways.
Washington is Ignoring Obama's Budget. You Shouldn't.
March 04, 2014
The specific numbers may not matter, but the ideas do.
In a normal political climate, this is where real, bipartisan negotiation would begin.
Dave Camp Created the Ultimate Conservative Tax Plan, and Republicans Are Ignoring It
February 26, 2014
It does everything they want, so why are so few Republicans supporting it?
Who would benefit under this simplified tax code?
GOP Lacks Leverage, but It's Still Got Spin
December 06, 2012
Republicans may lack leverage in the "fiscal cliff" debate, but they're managing to convince the press otherwise.
How The House GOP Can Survive Paul Ryan
May 23, 2011
The conservative movement is geared around endlessly pushing Republican politicians to take more right-wing positions, and to interpret any failure as the result of ideological or political faint-heartedness.
What Were House Republicans Thinking?
May 06, 2011
Republicans appear to be nervously backing away from their plan to transform Medicare into partially-funded private insurance vouchers: After House Republican leaders pushed through a budget that contained a politically charged plan to overhaul Medicare, the chairman of the House tax-writing committee suggested Thursday that he did not intend to draft legislation turning the proposal into law any time soon. The comments by Representative Dave Camp, the Michigan Republican who is chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, coupled with remarks by other top Republicans, suggested that the party’s