Nicole Gelinas

Nicole Gelinas is a contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal.

Nicole Gelinas is a contributing editor of the Manhattan Institute’s City Journal.

The NFL vs. the Free Market

Conventional wisdom holds that the National Football League lockout of unionized referees will hurt Mitt Romney, because the lockout reminds union workers and former union workers in swing states that ...

A Fresh Start

Why doesn’t Romney forget the past two weeks (he’s not going to make it better no matter what he says), and go out there and make a speech saying that ...

Re: Is Obama Being Carterized?

That might work if Obama had something that Carter had: a powerful opponent who wasn’t afraid to present a grand vision for the country.  There’s another problem with this approach, too.  In the ...

‘We Build It Together’

The problem with Elizabeth Warren’s discussion of infrastructure investment on Wednesday night was one of tone and framing.  On investing in roads, bridges, and the like, she sounded a campfire call: ...

Amateur Status

Americans for Tax Reform’s Hugh Johnson deserves the gold for the press coverage he’s gotten for his Olympics medals post. Johnson noted that athletes must pay regular income taxes on the ...

‘Freece’

Europe had a momentous election yesterday. But it wasn’t in Greece. It was in France. Greeks narrowly chose the “pro-bailout” party, the headlines trumpet. But that’s no surprise. The Greek public ...

Private vs. Public Employment

We hear a good deal lately about how state and local governments, thanks to balanced-budget requirements, are slashing the number of workers they have, thus exacerbating the recession recovery.  The bigger ...

Re: The Debate Over Austerity Continues

Also, “austerity” continues to mean bailing out banks, with governments making no differentiation between protecting small depositors (okay) and protecting sophisticated institutional investors (maybe a paradox, but either way, not ...