A new paper by Dr. Emily Ekins dispels the notion of Trump voters as a monolithic bloc.
Moderate Republicans pushed for keeping Obamacare’s popular preexisting conditions provision and scrapping its unpopular individual mandate—even though this combination does not make sense. It would be irresponsible to pass the Senate bill without finding some way to fix this problem.
Happy birthday, tax plan. I don’t mean to put undue pressure on you on your first birthday, but the country depends on your success.
The return of stagflation to the UK economy poses a fundamental policy dilemma for the BOE. Does it now raise interest rates to make sure that it meets its inflation target, or does it keep interest rates at their currently ultra-low levels in order to provide support to a floundering economy?
Senate Republican leaders have unveiled a draft of their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. The new legislation will roll-back many of the Obama administration’s policies including the individual mandate and granting increased federal funding to states who expand Medicaid. Medicaid reform is critical; rising health care costs will cause future fiscal problems for the United States.
Many years of highly unorthodox monetary policy by the world’s major central banks has set us up for yet another major global economic and financial crisis when interest rates start to be normalized in the world’s major economies. Past experience suggests that global credit bubbles burst when the Federal Reserve starts to raise interest rates after a prolonged period of ultra-easy monetary policy. There is every reason to think that this time will be no different.
India may again report the fastest GDP growth among major economies. It is simultaneously not creating enough jobs.
In school reform, I sometimes think we suffer from a curious malady: too much passion—and a shortage of disciplined professionalism.
For decades, under Republican and Democratic presidents and Republican and Democratic majorities, Congress has been a feckless doormat for the president, ceding ever more authority to the executive branch. Thanks in part to the president’s incompetence and in part to his laudatory desire to delegate the tough decisions to Congress, House speaker Paul Ryan and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell have had to step up, filling a breach that began under Woodrow Wilson and became a chasm at the end of the Obama years.
At a recent rally in Iowa, President Trump pivoted from discussing the Russia investigation and focused on his plans for healthcare, infrastructure and job creation. The new rhetorical strategy may prove effective in reaching small-town Americans, especially those in the Midwest. Meanwhile, Democratic members of Congress have criticized Nancy Pelosi and her leadership. The current state of the Democratic party exposes a much bigger problem— their inability to connect with voters in the center of the country.
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