Posts tagged “fiscal cliff”

The GOP Deserves Credit for Stabilizing Deficits, But Plight of Unemployed Ignored

In his confrontational press conference yesterday, President Obama claimed that if Congress …

Posted January 15th, 2013

Big Government, Complex Government, and the Future of Conservatism

Americans like large, transparent programs, but despise special-interest patronage.

Posted January 4th, 2013

The Focus on Spending—and the Dog That Caught the Car

Conservatives disappointed by the fiscal-cliff deal passed by the House last night …

Posted January 2nd, 2013

We’re All Still Keynesians Now

Lawmakers in Washington provisionally reached a deal (nothing yet is set in …

Posted December 31st, 2012

My Punditry Self-Audit

Slate’s Dave Weigel puts himself through the paces of a self-audit: What …

Posted December 31st, 2012

Can Mitch McConnell Save Us from the Fiscal Cliff?

Noam Scheiber of The New Republic and Conn Carroll of The Washington …

Posted December 29th, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff: Now What?

The House GOP leadership tonight put all its chips on a “Plan …

Posted December 20th, 2012

Grover Norquist, Or: The Enforcer Who Has No Clothes

In giving its “blessing” to Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” fiscal-cliff bill, …

Posted December 20th, 2012

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like ‘Cliffmas’

Late afternoon and into the evening yesterday, the contours of a deal …

Posted December 18th, 2012

So Maybe We Will Go Over the ‘Cliff’ After All

This week I shared the second part of my ongoing argument that …

Posted December 14th, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Impasse Isn’t About Tax Rates — It’s About Entitlements, Part II

Word leaked today that House Republicans’ fiscal cliff counteroffer included a proposal …

Posted December 12th, 2012

The Game to Play Is Compromise Solution

Talking to plugged-in Republicans over the weekend, I got a couple overarching …

Posted December 10th, 2012

Fiscal Cliff: On The Wall, The Writing

It’s happening. What was it that Nate Silver tweeted on election night? …

Posted December 6th, 2012

Fiscal Cliff Impasse Isn’t About Tax Rates — It’s About Entitlements

Do You Really Wanna Jump? by movieclips The Washington Examiner’s Byron York …

Posted December 4th, 2012

Rand Paul’s Sympathy for the (Rich) Devil

I haven’t written lately about fiscal-cliff negotiations, as, frankly, not much has …

Posted November 29th, 2012

Who’s Afraid of the Fiscal Cliff?

Veronique de Rugy has a helpful graph on the relatively small impact …

Posted November 21st, 2012

What We Learned from Obama’s Presser Today: We Don’t Have a Deal

For those keeping score at home, today was not an auspicious day …

Posted November 14th, 2012