Ted Cruz’s filibuster and the House Freshmen’s battle against Obama Care have drawn media derision and establishment Republican “I told you so's.” Suicide-vest, unhinged, insane, extortionist, and Astroturf metaphors dominated political discourse as Democratic Schadenfreuders cited polls that Americans blame Republicans more for the government shutdown and debt ceiling near [...]
The big question of the 20th century has not disappeared in the 21st: Who is on the right side of history? Is it liberal democracy, with power growing from the bottom up, hedged in by free markets, the rule of law, accountability and the separation of powers?
Oct. 25 (Bloomberg) – Rep. Tom Cole, a Republican from Oklahoma, talks with Bloomberg's Al Hunt about the prospects for a debt deal. Bloomberg View Columnist Jeffrey Goldberg on the latest from the Middle East. Commentators Margaret Carlson and Lanhee Chen debate the deficit and immigration. (Source: Bloomberg)
Don Boudreaux of George Mason University and Cafe Hayek talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the intellectual legacy of Ronald Coase. The conversation centers on Coase's four most important academic articles. Most of the discussion is on two...
The popular narrative in national politics these days is that the Republican Party is on the brink of civil war. This is an intramural competition that pits small-government, Obama-bashing, Tea Party refuseniks vs.