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Joe Biden and the Buried Middle Class

“How can they justify raising taxes on the middle class that’s been buried for four years,” asked Vice President Joe Biden before a North Carolina audience. How indeed, Joe? The middle ...

‘Senator Reid, What’s Your Plan?’

With federal debt soaring, you’d think Senator Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and his Democratic colleagues might at least pretend to have a plan to get deficits under control. Think again. The ...

Just Another Fantasy Friday in Europe

Four developments today capture perfectly the fantasy that is European policymaking. The first development is that Italy, France, and Spain forced Germany to acknowledge that economic growth outside of Germany really ...

The IMF Tale Lagarde Would Tell

Suppose you walked through a growing menagerie of animals meandering around a great big half-built wooden vessel and you asked its builder, “Noah, what’s with the boat? There’s no water ...

European Leaders Gather in the Swamp

Traditionally, heads of state gather at a “summit” projecting the desired image: a meeting of the highest of the highs, discussing lofty subjects in the thinnest of airs. However, if truth ...