Posts filed under “Politics”
Applause for Debt-Ceiling Courage David R. Kotok February 18, 2014 Two good things happened in Washington, DC. One received mass media fanfare, while the other escaped the radar. They are linked. Twenty-eight Republican members of the House of Representatives, including Speaker John Boehner, voted for a clean debt-ceiling increase. Those 28 Republicans were…Read More
“It’s going to blow up the deficit, won’t create any jobs and will cause all sorts of other problems.” A hedge-fund manager was lecturing me about the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, better known as the Bush tax cuts. I had been suggesting that this fund close its short positions on…Read More
Bill O’Reilly sits down with President Obama before the Super Bowl to discuss important components of the Fox scandal grab-bag.
Bill O’Reilly, President Obama, and the Super Bowl Pre-Show
President Obama deflects attention from his scandals by doing an interview with Fox about his scandals right before the most watched event in the history of television.
Appetite for Distraction
It’s a Myth that Conservatives Don’t Care About Inequality We’ve noted for years that it’s a myth that conservatives accept runaway inequality. Conservatives are very concerned about the stunning collapse of upward mobility. A poll from Gallup shows that a majority of Republicans think we’ve got too much inequality: Two out of three Americans are…Read More
From Bloomberg Visual Data: NASA will complete a $350 million tower to test rocket engines for a program that was canceled in 2010. The A-3 test stand will be finished early this year at Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. Its funding survived thanks to Senator Roger Wicker, a Republican from that state who supported the…Read More
500 Years of History Shows that Mass Spying Is Always Aimed at Crushing Dissent It’s Never to Protect Us From Bad Guys No matter which government conducts mass surveillance, they also do it to crush dissent, and then give a false rationale for why they’re doing it. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court noted in…Read More