Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

Political blogs of interest to economists.

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August 30, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1327000
(Steven Hayward)

Yeah, go ahead and mock George W. Bush for his “strategery.” At least he had one—however it was pronewnced.  The Chicago Tribune‘s John Kass thinks Obama’s “killer rabbit moment” is surely nigh upon us. May I just point out that Power Line was way ahead of ...

August 30, 2014, 10:18 am, 1326974
(Scott Johnson)

At a fundraiser in the home of an occasional Obama golf partner and former president of UBS Investment Bank, Obama spoke before an audience paying $15,000 a couple to bask in his aura.

Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you ...

August 30, 2014, 8:18 am, 1326944

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August 29, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1326840
(John Hinderaker)

We have long been critics of Barack Obama, sometimes harsh ones. But we have always tried to be fair. So when unfairness comes to light, we feel obliged to object to it.

That happened yesterday when Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert lit into Obama for his incompetent foreign policy. The ...

August 29, 2014, 8:18 pm, 1326817
(John Hinderaker)

President Obama can’t come up with a strategy to deal with ISIS. It’s just so…complicated. Here’s an idea: how about if we kill them?

I don’t suppose Obama will go with that one. But hey: even Dilbert has a better grasp of strategy than our clueless president:

August 29, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1326795
(John Hinderaker)

It was revealed today that Islamic terrorist groups are operating in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and that federal agencies have issued a warning of an “imminent terrorist attack on the border”:

Islamic terrorist groups are operating in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and planning to attack the ...

August 29, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1326794

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August 29, 2014, 2:18 pm, 1326674
(Scott Johnson)

Sometimes it seems that Minnesota is ground zero in the war against terrorism. The problem is that we’re on the wrong side. This week we learned that two men identified as Minnesotans had died fighting for the Islamic State in Syria and now is such a ...

August 29, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1326617
(Scott Johnson)

The University of Minnesota is another brick in the wall of the institutional left that holds Minnesota under its thumb. The university has done and continues to do some great things, but in many ways it remains an enemy of the ordinary citizen seeking to get on ...

August 29, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1326618
(Paul Mirengoff)

Sen. Marco Rubio says that if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought the immigration reform bill that Rubio sponsored last year to the floor for a vote now, he would vote against it. Rubio explained that passing his immigration bill wouldn’t be productive, and thus ...

August 29, 2014, 12:18 pm, 1326616
(Paul Mirengoff)

The latest Gallup poll on President Obama job performance is out. At the top line, things could be worse for the president and his party. 44 percent approve of his performance, while 53 percent disapprove.

That’s considerably worse than in the run-up to ...

August 29, 2014, 8:18 am, 1326496
(Scott Johnson)

Ammo Grrrll concludes her series on her high school reunion in a column she titles “50th Reunion, or, How Did I Get This Old?” She writes:

You know those beautiful young ladies in high school back when you were a nerd who could never date them (if you ...

August 29, 2014, 8:18 am, 1326495

Cleaned-up transcript:

Mitch McConnell: At the Koch Brothers Donor Summit: "Is this working?...

...I know it’s been a long day, but also a very inspiring day. And I want to start by thanking you, Charles and ...

August 29, 2014, 8:18 am, 1326494

From Richard Atkinson: The Guns at Last Light:

No liberated city in Europe was more important to the Allied cause than Antwerp. By the mid-sixteenth century it had become the richest town on the Continent, surpassing even Venice and Genoa, with a hundred or ...

August 29, 2014, 12:18 am, 1326345
(Paul Mirengoff)

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral argument yesterday in the case of Davis v. Guam. The hearing occurred in Guam, the first time the Ninth Circuit has sat there since 2002.

Mr. Davis, a resident of Guam, attempted to register to ...