Reliving The 2012 Presidential Debates

This space has been quiet in recent weeks due to travel and book stuff, but I’d like to take today to re-post my same-day analysis of the three presidential debates held last year. Usually, presidential debates have as much bearing on the actual election as newspaper endorsements, but with President Obama coming into the first…

Finally, A Practical Way To Increase Tax Revenue From Republicans

As Talking Points Memo reported this afternoon, Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, a conservative Republican who is close to Speaker John Boehner, made some promising news in an interview Bloomberg’s Al Hunt: He expressed openness to revenue-raising tax reforms on repatriation of stranded profits overseas and ratcheting back the carried interest loophole, which allows private equity…