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The return of the musical interlude

December 5th, 2017

Since the On the Economy blog is on hold for the moment, I need to revert back to the old music feature I used to post regularly here. First, I was just walking down the street and it seemed like every other person had a big hello for me, which put me in mind of… Read more

A quick note on CHIP, block grants, and the tax cut

December 5th, 2017

This piece from the WaPo makes an important point, which I’d like to embellish a bit. A few months ago, Congressional authorization for the CHIP program expired, and they still haven’t reauthorized the funding, which is a block grant to states in support of this health coverage program for 9 million low-income kids and pregnant… Read more

Yet more on the terrible tax plan…

December 4th, 2017

Similar pieces wherein I’m trying to work out some of the longer term implications of what’s happening with tax policy, the debt, and the forthcoming attack on spending programs that, you know, actually help some people. Over at WaPo and TAP. I’ve not forgotten that there’s much else going on. I’ve got forthcoming pieces on… Read more

Danica Roem points the way forward

November 28th, 2017

I don’t think I’ve ever written a post about a tweet storm, but the series of tweets pasted in below struck me as so resonant and important that I wanted to elevate it. They’re from of Danica Roem, a Prince William County (PWC) Democrat who was recently elected to the Virginia House of Representatives. The… Read more