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Falling oil prices and Keystone: that goop might stay in the ground after all…

November 13th, 2014

Back when the idea for the Keystone XL pipeline first came out, I wrote numerous pieces suggesting that while I worried about the environmental impact of extracting and refining oil from tar sands–a particularly dirtier process–I figured that it was likely coming out of the ground, regardless of whether it ultimately went south through the… Read more

Hey, What’d I Miss? OTE 10/28 — 11/11

November 11th, 2014

On jobs day, giving my first impressions of October’s employment report. On the midterm elections, laying out what I didn’t hear on economic policy in the run up to the midterms and explaining why the midterms were a big, dystopic groan from an electorate that knows something fundamental is broken and nobody’s trying to fix it. Describing the real reason corporate tax reform is so… Read more

Progressive wonks always bring a spreadsheet to a knife fight.

November 11th, 2014

I completely agree with my old colleague Peter Orszag who argues this AM that the new Republican majority in the Senate would make a big mistake were they to appoint a strongly partisan proxy to head the Congressional Budget Office when the directorship opens up next year. While I’ve had some disagreements with their work,… Read more