The Corner

Fiscal Armageddon Roundup

In case you have a life, had better things to do, and haven’t been following the public pensions/municipal meltdown/Fiscal Armageddon news over the Christmas break, a depression-inducing Monday roundup.

How about this for a national New Year’s resolution: We must not go another $1 trillion into debt. I know, that’s like the 500-pound guy vowing to lose five pounds — but if the alternative is gaining a hundred . . .

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White House

Another Warning Sign

The Mueller report is of course about Russian interference in the 2016 election and about the White House's interference in the resulting investigation. But I couldn’t help also reading the report as a window into the manner of administration that characterizes the Trump era, and therefore as another warning ... Read More
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Supreme Court Mulls Citizenship Question for Census

Washington -- The oral arguments the Supreme Court will hear on Tuesday will be more decorous than the gusts of judicial testiness that blew the case up to the nation’s highest tribunal. The case, which raises arcane questions of administrative law but could have widely radiating political and policy ... Read More