The always thoughtful Neil Irwin has a good piece on why tax reform is so damn hard to pull off, citing a concept that’s big here at OTE: path dependency, or “where you end up is significantly a function of where you start out.” His case study is about leading Republicans’ idea for replacing the… Read more
…I’ve got three reasons why you should reconsider. Over at WaPo.
Get the skinny from Donna, Hannah, and Stacy on how block grants are a threat you need to know about, hear some kickin’ Hank Mobley, and I tell a kinda lame joke. It’s all on episode #2 of OTEpc at iTunes or Soundcloud.
This is an incisive editorial from today’s NYT, on President’s Trump’s Twitter attack on the “so-called judge” who blocked his immigration ban. The piece argues that the role of courts, as upholders of rationality, has, in the age of Trump, become more important than ever, particularly as other key institutions, including Congress and significant swaths… Read more
Over at Wapo. Like Sheriff John Brown, they want to “kill it before it grows.”