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Review: Paul Ryan changes delivery but not direction

By Stephanie Rogan
August 22, 2014

“The Way Forward,” by the U.S. congressman and former VP candidate, is more campaign manifesto than memoir. Ryan’s rhetoric has softened but his harsh policy proposals haven’t. The title is accurate in at least one way. His austerity ideas probably will guide Republican strategy.

Nine answers that should win the White House

October 3, 2012

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney need to explain how they would fix the U.S. economy when the first of their debates kicks off on Wednesday evening. Breakingviews concocts the nine answers we’d love to hear.

Activist would contest Obama’s capital allocation

September 19, 2013

The U.S. president is spending the biggest stock of his political fuel on security and defense, a Breakingviews analysis shows. If he were a CEO, an uppity shareholder would want more focus on the economy, jobs and fiscal challenges. Obama can deploy his dwindling capital better.

Would a new consumer agency ban ObamaCare?

October 15, 2009

The cost structure of the Baucus healthcare reform plan is reminiscent of a teaser-rate mortgage. The whole deal seems affordable at first -- but then costs skyrocket.