Will Trump’s Obsession with His Big Lie Save Biden and the Democrats?
The past week has highlighted the cancer that is still eating at the G.O.P. and reminded anti-Trump voters why it is so vital for them to get out and exercise their democratic duty.
February 7, 2022
How the U.S. Economy Defied Omicron to Add Nearly Half a Million Jobs
More people worked from home, but employers kept hiring, giving the Biden Administration an unexpected political lift.
February 4, 2022
Three Economic Scenarios for an Election Year
With ten months to the midterms, growth is strong but inflation is hurting the chances of Joe Biden and the Democrats.
January 31, 2022
Is the Plunge in the Nasdaq and Bitcoin the End of a “Superbubble”?
“Perma-bear” Jeremy Grantham has long warned of a much bigger and far more damaging crash that could include stocks, bonds, and real estate.
January 24, 2022
Del Rio and the Call for Migrant Justice
No law requires that people fleeing political violence and natural disaster should be met by the militarized cordon sanitaire in South Texas.
January 19, 2022
Wall Street’s Pandemic Bonanza
Most Americans have missed out on the asset-price boom created by the policy response to the pandemic. Not so the big banks.
January 18, 2022
Joe Biden Starts to Make His Economic Case
Inflation is a big challenge, but job growth reached record levels in 2021 and wages rose for many low-paid workers.
January 10, 2022
The 2022 Economy Looks Strong, but Beware the Known Unknowns
COVID and policy changes could radically affect growth, inflation, and the midterm elections.
January 3, 2022
Joe Manchin Kills the Build Back Better Bill
How will the country ever address the enduring market failures, glaring inequality, and big social-safety-net gaps that the plan was designed to tackle?
December 19, 2021
An Optimistic Scenario for Inflation
The key thing for the economy, and for Biden’s political prospects, is whether rising prices turn out to be temporary or permanent.
December 10, 2021