Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

It’s Hard for People to Believe it When Government Gets it Right

November 30th, 2012

I’ll have more to say about this broader theme in coming days, but I’ve been talking to tons of people from all walks of life in recent weeks about the fiscal cliff and, more generally, the stuff the federal government is doing for better or worse.  And while this is a “convenience sample” and not a… Read more

Election Reflection

November 11th, 2012

While my temptation is to quickly pivot to the next challenge—e.g., high unemployment, fiscal cliff—it’s important to take a breath and reflect on the election outcome. Broadly speaking—meaning there are lots of exceptions but this is at the core—the latter part of the campaign and the outcome itself supported an America moving towards reason and… Read more

So…Um…What’s Different Now?

November 7th, 2012

OK, you can be forgiven for waking up today wondering: did we really go through all of that just to be stuck exactly where we were? I’ve already been on TV this AM with some who were arguing that there’s no reason for yesterday’s gridlock to suddenly evaporate.  And you’ve got the predictable obstructionists making… Read more

Networks Call Ohio, and Victory, For Obama!

November 7th, 2012

Networks call Ohio for the President and that puts him over the top.  It looks like it’s over. Dems retain Senate and R’s retain House. So, a great outcome for the President and the nation after months and months and months of primaries, campaigning, debating… At one level, you could ask yourself, “what the hell… Read more

Election Night at On The Economy!

November 7th, 2012

I’ll be on set at CNBC throughout the evening but will try to post stuff of interest as it comes to me. One thing I’ve gotta say right out of the box, sitting in a hotel just flipping channels: last week I was justly concerned with the physical infrastructure in the Northeast.  This week, I’m… Read more