from Breakingviews:

Private equity could regret scaling Capitol Hill

September 9, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

Drugmakers get their $2.3 bln worth in Washington

September 1, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Global worker mobility at risk in U.S. border row

August 16, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own. 

from Breakingviews:

The Exchange podcast: The Trace’s editor

By Rob Cox
June 22, 2016

James Burnett, editor of The Trace, an independent, non-profit media organization dedicated to expanding coverage of guns in the United States, swings by Times Square to discuss legislative responses to the horrific killing of 49 people at an Orlando nightclub, and the role firearms regulation will play generally in the upcoming presidential election.

from The Great Debate:

Why the U.S. may still have to go to war against Iran

October 26, 2015

A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor

The Bushehr main nuclear reactor, 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran, August 21, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi

from Breakingviews:

Icahn takes $150 mln of activism to political realm

October 22, 2015

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from The Great Debate:

Whack-a-mole: A lesson in the unexpected consequences of ‘cleaning up’ politics

November 3, 2014

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I may be the one person who listens to the election news and thinks about Benjamin Harrison. You don’t remember him? President of the United States from 1888-1892? The scion of a political dynasty that yielded enough failed presidencies to make the Harrisons the Bushes of the 19th century? So why do I think of Harrison? Because this is an election year that centers on money.

from Breakingviews:

Twitter free-speech chirps carry overtone of risk

October 9, 2014

By Reynolds Holding

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Counterparties:

MORNING BID – He’s an importer-exporter

September 11, 2014

The stock market has, over time, gotten somewhat more used to the idea that U.S. federal government activities add to market consternation and volatility, not reduce it. In the 1990s, there used to be a catchphrase that “gridlock was good for equities,” but that came during a long period of economic growth and on the back of policies that Wall Street generally supported – financial services reform, welfare reform, and not much else. That’s no longer the case. We’ve already seen the detrimental effects on the markets of the U.S. debt ceiling fiasco that led to the first-ever downgrade of the U.S. credit rating in 2010 and subsequent fights about the debt ceiling (though that has abated somewhat).

from Breakingviews:

Review: Paul Ryan changes delivery but not direction

August 22, 2014

By Stephanie Rogan

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.