James Pethokoukis

Obama bails on ‘cap-and-trade thing’

February 3, 2010

President Barack Obama is now calling the carbon trading scheme that is supposed to heal the planet a “cap-and trade-thing.” That can’t be a good sign for the concept.

Illinois Senate race … meh

February 3, 2010

Illinois voters are not too thrilled with their choices for US Senate, according to Public Policy Polling:

The next Treasury secretary will be …

February 3, 2010

Well, Simon Johnson thinks it should be Tom Hoenig, president of the Kansas City Fed:

Obama and middle-class tax cuts

February 3, 2010

The Tax Foundation thinks the White House is too sensitive about charges that middle-class taxes are going up:

We are all Austrians now (when it comes to economics)

February 3, 2010

Or so says Ed Yardeni, who puts the current economic situation in a philosophical perspective: