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  • For the Clintons, a big question: What to do with Bill?

    The scene that unfolded here last week as Bill Clinton convened world leaders for a philanthropic conference was hardly what his wife's champion-for-everyday-Americans campaign would have ordered up.
  • Ignoring reality on Social Security benefits

    Ignoring reality on Social Security benefits
    It's no secret that Social Security is in serious trouble. The number of retirees is going to soar, and the number of workers paying taxes to support them is not. Left unchecked, the Simpson-Bowles fiscal commission concluded in 2010, "these immense...

    How Megan McArdle gets Social Security profoundly wrong

    How Megan McArdle gets Social Security profoundly wrong
    With even mainstream Democrats coming to embrace the idea of expanding Social Security to help address our looming retirement crisis, it couldn't be long before the pushback emerged from conservatives and Republicans.  Bloomberg's libertarian...

    Sen. Tom Cotton, tragic hero

    The snarky quip attributed to 19th-century French Foreign Minister Charles Maurice de Talleyrand -- "It was worse than a crime; it was a blunder" -- has recently been making the rounds to deride a letter written by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and signed by...

    U.S. politics shift out of midterm mode in 2015, but 2014 issues remain

    U.S. politics shift out of midterm mode in 2015, but 2014 issues remain
    The year 2014 turned to 2015 with a fierce flip of the page, at least when it comes to national politics. The last year was dominated by a midterm election that proved to be an extravaganza for Republicans, who won control of the Senate and expanded...