James Pethokoukis

Economists weigh in on Obama-GOP tax deal

December 8, 2010

The always enlightening David Gitlitz of  High View Economics likes the cut of its gib:

More on states going bankrupt, this time with added Felix Salmon goodness

December 8, 2010

Felix Salmon — who, like me, works at Reuters but, unlike me, is officially a citizen of no nation and operates from a specially modified Yakovlev “Yak” 77 that only lands to refuel and take on provisions — comments on my post about GOP plans to push states into bankruptcy:

Palin and Republicans

December 8, 2010

Public Policy Polling finds Sarah Palin underperforming among GOP voters:


Who is right on tax deal, Paul Ryan or Jim DeMint?

December 8, 2010

OK, I’ve already laid out the expanded Jim DeMint argument for voting against the Obama-GOP tax compromise.  So how does the GOP leadership see things? If I was John Boehner or Paul Ryan or Eric Cantor or some other top GOPer,  I might counter with something like this: