Republicans Are Right: Obamacare Is Redistribution
December 09, 2013
Republicans and their allies are making a lot of different arguments about what Obamacare is doing to America. It’s hiking premiums! It’s making people lose their doctors! It’s destroying Medicare!
The Amazon Guide to Tax-Dodging
October 31, 2013
And what to do when government catches up.
Instead of a Grand Bargain, How About a Little Bargain?
October 21, 2013
New bipartisan negotiations over fiscal policy are underway, as a result of the deal that ended the government shutdown. But don’t expect these negotiations to produce a “grand bargain” in which Democrats and Republicans each make major concessions.
Here's the One Map That Grover Norquist Uses to Scare Democrats
October 18, 2013
Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, had lunch with The New Republic staff on Thursday—a rather gentlemanly move, considering that our publication has not always been kind to him.
Paul Ryan's Proposal Is Still a Ransom That Democrats Shouldn't Pay
October 09, 2013
The big news this morning is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan, in which he dangles a new offer to President Obama and the Democrats.
House Speaker John Boehner went on ABC News “This Week” to make clear his position: Republicans won’t give the government new borrowing authority until Democrats agree to negotiate about Obamacare and fiscal priorities.
The Republicans Are Starting to Reek of Desperation
October 03, 2013
House Republican leaders are starting to look pretty desperate.
The Most Surprising Proposal in the New York Mayoral Race
August 14, 2013
As my colleague Marc Tracy wrote yesterday, progressive New Yorkers seem to have fallen in love with Bill de Blasio, the public advocate who “lives in Park Slope with his multiracial family, and talks a lot about inequality.” This is a particularly h
Obama's Corporate Tax Reform Plan Is Short on Details
July 30, 2013
Ah, the rush of having the ear of the President of the United States. A few weeks ago, for the magazine’s package of suggestions for Barack Obama to resuscitate his second term, I wrote the following:
The Myth of the Lone Inventor
May 30, 2013
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is wrong to oppose government subsidies. After all, he benefitted from them.