The debate over the Affordable Care Act is not over. Despite President Barack Obama’s claims to the contrary, a significant majority of Americans continue to disapprove of the law. But that doesn’t mean that most people also want to go back to the health care system we had before Obamacare was passed.
There are two ways to process Bill Clinton's impassioned defense of his wife, amidst the recent flap over Karl Rove implying that Hillary Clinton might in some way be brain-impaired after suffering a concussion late last year.
My wife comes from a large family and her father would always make a point when the kids fought. He would give them each a stick from the ground and ask them to break it. Snapping the singular twig in half was never a problem.
Every parent should be happy for the Bergdahl family, whose son was returned to them after five years of captivity among the Taliban. But every parent is not the president of the United States, whose primary responsibility is to protect the security and interests of all Americans, both now and in the long-term.
Four years ago, Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner were in the bell lap of a California Republican gubernatorial primary that saw the two spend an outlandish $109 million – more that what the Kardashians have blown through on three (so far) over-the-top weddings.
West Point’s graduating cadets were patriotic props for President Obama’s “major speech” on foreign policy. Heavy advertisement of the speech, pre and post, tells us that others were his intended audience. The speech was a defense of his conduct of foreign policy against critics whom he did not name but characterized gratuitously, together with a promise to double down on that conduct in the future.
STANFORD, Calif. — The combination of a persistently weak labor market and evidence of a little more inflation is prompting an increasingly vigorous debate among Federal Reserve officials about the future of the central bank’s stimulus campaign.
STANFORD, Calif. – Several dozen economists and one-third of the regional Federal Reserve Bank presidents gathered in the California sunshine last week, and they spent two days talking about how and why to rein in a central bank that, in many of their eyes, has been acting awfully naughty lately.
Stanford scholars at a Hoover Institution conference suggest that central bankers' decisions should be based on clearly understood rules and not only on discretion. The conference's mission was to generate a strong argument that the Federal Reserve should follow traditional policies and rules as the debate grows on its future role in the U.S. economic recovery.
Andrew McAfee, Megan McArdle, and Lee Ohanian talk with EconTalk host Russ Roberts on the future of work. Recorded before a live audience at the 33rd Santa Barbara Economic Summit, the conversation begins with each participant making a brief set of remarks on the topic. Topics discussed include the traits that might be rewards in a world of smart machines, reforming the educational system to prepare people for the changing economy, reforming immigration, and policies that might help the labor market work more effectively.