James Pethokoukis

Poll: Americans dubious of government forgiving mortgages

August 9, 2010

Superpollster Scott Rasmussen apparently noticed my recent column:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that:

1. 58% oppose a proposal to have the federal government forgive a portion of the mortgage debt owned by troubled homeowners.

Soak the rich?

August 9, 2010

It worries me when I hear folks, mostly liberals, speak fondly of the 1950s economy and its 90 percent marginal tax rates. In this piece, James Surowiecki advocates soaking the super-rich:

Ezra Klein: Welcome to the Recovery

August 9, 2010

WaPo blogger Ezra Klein yet again comes rushing to the defense of the Obama administration by making the case that the economy is pretty much as good as can be expected given the nature of the financial meltdown and recession.