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  • Obama's new coal rules aren't democratic

    Republicans are calling President Barack Obama's new coal-plant regulations a "power grab." The truth is more complicated, and ominous, than that. This isn't a case where the executive branch has simply gone beyond its authority. It's a case where...
  • Obama and the EPA: It's about rewarding friends and punishing enemies

     Obama and the EPA: It's about rewarding friends and punishing enemies
    The Environmental Protection Agency published its Clean Power Plan Proposed Rule last week. By how much would the rule reduce future temperatures? If we apply the climate model developed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research — used by both...
  • Reading between the lines of Clinton's 'Hard Choices'

    Hillary Clinton's State Department memoir, "Hard Choices," has just come out, and who among us can contain their excitement? Not Mike Allen, author of the incestuously insider Politico column "Playbook." In Monday's installment, he began, "Welcome to...
  • What is the meaning of Eric Cantor's defeat?

    Every political pundit in the country is, right now, writing about what House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's defeat in Tuesday's Republican primary means. But how sure can we be that we know what it means? Essentially none of the pundits, including me,...
  • Let's not let the ravings of mass killers dictate our laws

    Let's not let the ravings of mass killers dictate our laws
    Can we please stop holding the country hostage to crazy people? Every year a tiny number of mentally ill people go on horrific killing sprees. It just happened in California. I won't name the person because I think the media attention lavished on...
  • If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?

     If Islamic State isn't 'evil,' what is?
    I never liked it when George W. Bush used the term "evildoers" to describe al-Qaida and other terrorists. A lot of other people objected as well, but for different reasons. I didn't like the term because it always sounded to me like he was saying "evil...
  • ISIS, Ukraine, Joan Rivers: Sunday topics

    ISIS, Ukraine, Joan Rivers: Sunday topics
    The Sunday morning programs will run the gamut from ISIS and Ukraine to Joan Rivers' hospitalization. The lineup: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS brings together Gen....
  • Barry Ritholtz: A conservative case for infrastructure spending

    The other night, I made a rare airport run. Our niece from Chicago is visiting for the long weekend, and rather than send a car, we fought through both U.S. Open and Mets traffic to pick her up at LaGuardia Airport. Regular readers know my views of U.S....
  • Obama's small-screen worldview

    Does the president think the world is a TV show? One of the things you learn watching television as a kid is that the hero wins. No matter how dire things look, the star is going to be OK. MacGyver always defuses the bomb with some saltwater taffy before...
  • In Ferguson, a race to be wrong

    The events in Ferguson, Missouri, have launched a familiar spectacle: the race to be wrong first. Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African-American man, was shot by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson. The Washington Post had more on the story about...
  • A fair-minded pundit falls into a right-wing trap on Social Security

    New York Magazine's Jonathan Chait is usually a judicious and perceptive analyst of the intersection between politics and economics. So it's disappointing to see him blindly falling in step with a conservative attack on Social Security. Chait's error is...