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David Boaz
by | May 23, 2016

Earlier this week Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post published a column titled (in the print edition) “Stonewaller, shape-shifter, liar.” I won’t keep you in suspense: it was about Donald Trump. But apparently I wasn’t the only reader to have…

by | Mar 22, 2016

News reports about President Obama’s visit to Cuba are regularly referring to his meeting with “Cuban President Raul Castro.” But Castro is not a president in the same sense that President Obama is. He’s not even a president in the…

by | Dec 29, 2015

Philip Bump of the Washington Post, still in thrall to the labor theory of Congress’s value, declares, “The 112th Congress, you might remember, was the least productive in modern times.” That is to say, it passed fewer bills than other…

by | Aug 28, 2015

Back in 2011 I wrote several times about the failure of Solyndra, the solar panel company that was well connected to the Obama administration. Then, as with so many stories, the topic passed out of the headlines and I lost…

by | Aug 12, 2015

Scott Walker touts his record as a fiscal conservative. But this morning, reports the Associated Press,  Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker took a break from the presidential campaign trail Wednesday to commit $250 million in taxpayer money to pay for a…

by | Jul 31, 2015

News comes this morning that Beijing has been awarded the 2022 Winter Olympics, beating out Almaty, Kazakhstan. Which touches on a point I made in this morning’s Boston Herald:  Columnist Anne Applebaum predicted a year ago that future Olympics would…

by | Sep 26, 2008

John McCain’s campaign is under fire for his campaign manager’s ties to Freddie Mac. Rick Davis’s lobbying firm, it turns out, was still receiving monthly payments until very recently, despite previous assurances that the relationship had ended three years ago….

by | Dec 29, 2005

Have you ever wished you could profit from all the lobbying and influence peddling going on in Washington? Well, now you can. Read on for more details. It seems like every time you pick up a newspaper, somebody else is…

by | Jun 28, 2005

After 33 years on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist may retire soon. In choosing his replacement, President Bush has two options: He could elevate a sitting justice to the position of Chief Justice, and then appoint a…

by | Apr 25, 2005

It could be a Dr. Seuss story: Red team, blue team, my team, your team. Both Democrats and Republicans have flip-flopped on the use of the filibuster because the once solidly Democratic Senate now looks to be firmly Republican. Republicans…

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