We’re Watching a Great Depression Re-Run

We’re Watching a Great Depression Re-Run

The philosopher George Santayana wrote: “Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Which is what we’re doing. I thought I’d found an isolated instance of that phenomenon the other day when I ran across quotes on the necessity...
A Tale of Two Budgets

A Tale of Two Budgets

It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times. In a single week, the House and Senate Budget Committee chairs unveiled their budgets for the 2014 fiscal year. According to Democrats, Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget was an unmitigated disaster that would...
Ryan Runs Into the Truth

Ryan Runs Into the Truth

To borrow from President Lyndon Johnson’s colorful analysis of a Nixon speech, “I may not know much, but I know chicken [poop] from chicken salad.” Paul Ryan, the GOP’s current vice-presidential nominee, has spent his career in government...
Losing Latino Votes

Losing Latino Votes

Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney’s running mate, received a rapturous welcome at the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The audience cheered as he assailed President Barack Obama’s record. Ryan seemed boisterous and full of energy. He could almost pass for one...
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