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.

Sarkozy vs. Hollande

Both candidates in the first hour of the French debate acted as if they were running for chancellor of Germany. Socialist candidate François Hollande kept pointing out that the German economy ...

Rules for Bailouts

The Dodd-Frank law long ago disappeared down the rabbit hole of the rule-making process — and there’s a lot of interesting stuff going on down there.  As the lawyers at DavisPolk ...

Krugman

Paul Krugman criticizes Fed chief Ben Bernanke in today’s New York Times magazine. Krugman thinks Bernanke hasn’t done enough to end “mass suffering for American workers.” He thinks the cure ...

Romney and Taxes (No, Not His, Yours)

If any of you are struggling or have struggled with figuring your capital-gains and dividends taxes this season, it’s worth remembering that Mitt Romney says he would eliminate capital-gains, dividends, ...

Re: Is There A Black Upper Class Bubble?

Good point, Jonah. The single biggest thing that working-class and middle-class black New Orleans mothers worry about is getting their sons through high school, through college, and out of New Orleans ...

Re: Santorum Hits Romney on Bailout Support

If Mitt Romney loses Michigan, it will be because of this. Romney underestimates voters’ persistent anger at the bailouts in 2008 (and beyond). Romney should note that whatever the flaws of the auto bailouts (and there ...

Re: Mitt Goes Negative

The “internecine aggression” might not hurt him too much. My Florida voter (Lee County) says: I voted for Romney because he finally fought back. Instead of being Mr. Nice Guy, Mr. ...

Mitt, Newt, and Paula Deen

Whose financial activities tell us what’s wrong with America — Mitt Romney’s or Newt Gingrich’s?  Romney released some tax returns this morning. In 2010, Goldman Sachs, one of the Romneys’ investment ...