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7 Oct 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
One of the magazines to which I subscribe sends out weekly emails summarizing the blur of recent events. [read post]
22 Aug 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In a column published here on Verdict last week, I explained how Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is supposedly the bane of capitalists everywhere, in fact understands that modern capitalist economies can be much better than they are for the people who work and live in them.Warren certainly targets the bad acts of particular capitalists, but she does so in order to prevent them from continuing to pervert the economy for their own selfish ends. [read post]
2 Aug 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Amidst the now-typical blizzard of Trump-related fresh controversies this week was an announcement by the Treasury Secretary that his department might give another tax cut to wealthy investors. [read post]
2 Jun 2020, 9:00 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
For the past few years, here on Verdict and on the Dorf on Law blog, I have argued again and again that Donald Trump is never going to leave office. [read post]
25 Sep 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Notwithstanding the meaninglessness of early polling, the central message of former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign has been that he is the best hope to win against Donald Trump. [read post]
1 Apr 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In a world that is stranger than anything we ever could have expected to experience, we are now so regularly shocked that it actually becomes shocking when something still shocks us.That has been true in a general sense for several years, as people have been dismayed by how many norms and precedents Donald Trump has handily destroyed—and by the Republicans who have abandoned seemingly every principle they ever claimed to hold dear in order to enable and abet their new leader. [read post]
20 Apr 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The U.S. economy has lost at least 22 million jobs over the past month, with the unemployment rate headed to Great Depression-level heights. [read post]
13 Jun 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It is no mystery why it has been almost two years since I have written about Social Security here on Verdict. [read post]
23 Aug 2017, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
There is no “First Lady of the Treasury Department,” but if there were, Louise Linton would currently occupy that role. [read post]
14 Apr 2021, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
When President Biden announced that he planned to propose a large infrastructure spending bill, it was all too predictable what would come next. [read post]
27 Jun 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
When the Supreme Court deviates from its usual efforts to avoid hearing tax cases, it is usually because the underlying issue is not truly about taxes. [read post]
12 Jul 2017, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It is not clear when the Republicans in the House and Senate will turn their attention to the tax code. [read post]
26 Jul 2021, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Last week, Senate Republicans announced that they have decided not to participate in the necessary adjustment of the federal debt ceiling at the end of this month, playing politics once again with the full faith and credit of the United States of America. [read post]
1 Feb 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Republicans passed, and Donald Trump signed, a disastrously bad tax bill in December 2017. [read post]
9 Jan 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
With Democrats now in charge of the House of Representatives and early in the process of trying to retake the White House in 2020, all policy ideas are on the table. [read post]
4 Nov 2018, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In these final weeks and days before the midterm elections, a sub-genre of interesting commentary has arisen that focuses on how many young people will vote in 2018. [read post]
16 Dec 2015, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The escalating series of outrageous comments by Donald Trump on the presidential campaign trail has reportedly created enormous headaches for the party’s leaders and backers. [read post]
5 Oct 2016, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The news coverage of The New York Times’s blockbuster report on Donald Trump’s taxes has been extensive. [read post]
27 Jan 2016, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In early 2015, a remarkable thing happened. [read post]
15 Jun 2017, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
When they are not lying about climate change or health care or voter fraud or terrorism or guns or immigrants or reproductive rights, Donald Trump and the Republican Party love to lie about economic policy, especially taxes.Are tax cuts—especially tax cuts for corporations and the extremely rich—the answer to all of our economic ills? [read post]