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Texas economy not proxy for whole of America’s

June 22, 2011

Rick Perry, the Lone Star State's governor, may run for president in 2012. And Texas boasts below-average unemployment and decent growth. But it also has no state income tax, a large energy sector and not too much housing trouble. Washington's bigger problems may not yield to Texan solutions.

Net neutrality compromise won’t calm new Congress

December 21, 2010

The compromise struck over writing Internet rules of the road gives telecom companies reasons to keep investing while also protecting consumers.

Republicans grudgingly refuse pork with their tea

November 17, 2010

Earmarks don't make up a big portion of the federal budget. But eliminating them is still an important step toward fiscal discipline.

Emergence of Palinomics hints at populist 2012 run

November 11, 2010

Sarah Palin's sudden pronouncements on monetary policy point toward a populist campaign for the White House in 2012.

U.S. debt panel’s good sense upsets left and right

November 10, 2010

Uncle Sam would tax somewhat more and spend a whole lot less if the co-chairs of President Barack Obama's deficit commission get their way.

Bush still shows blind eye for financial crisis

November 10, 2010

Anyone who opens his new memoir, "Decision Points," intent on unearthing Bush's heretofore buried financial insights will be disappointed.

Midterm beating could help Obama shift to center

November 3, 2010

GOP victories in the midterm may force President Obama to embrace the political center and thereby help his re-election chances.

Review: Stockman polemic gloomily convincing

April 12, 2013

The former adviser to President Reagan and private equity magnate makes a detailed case that crony capitalism and central planning have corrupted U.S. policy since FDR. His thesis is most persuasive for recent years - which doesn’t bode well for the future.