James Pethokoukis

Did Obama just sign a bailout out bill?

July 21, 2010

I think on this matter, this American Banker interview with Sheila Bair is instructive: But does this bill stop them from happening?

The state of Obama’s approval ratings

July 21, 2010

Well, they’re not good and signal great danger for Democrats in the midterm election. The good folks at RealClearPolitics sums things up nicely:

Obama should be pro-market, not pro-business

July 21, 2010

Should the Obamacrats be friendlier to Corporate America? Big Business has certainly amped up its kvetching of late. But it’s not Washington’s job to be pro-business and make nice with CEOs. That smells of crony capitalism and often just means rewarding big campaign contributors with government favors. The better measure of any given Washington policy is whether it respects markets.