Eight days before Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback may lose re-election thanks to the disastrous consequences of his deep tax cuts, the Wall Street Journal has published an apologia for Brownback’s supply side experiment. And if you’re willing to suspend your faculties of observation and critical thinking, you just may find it persuasive. You know you’re in for a real doozy when Allysia Finley, a member of the Journal’s editorial board and the piece’s author, begins by comparing Brownback’s tax cuts with the 19th-century struggle against slavery. “During the 1850s,” Finley writes “Kansas turned into a battleground for a proxy war between abolitionists and slavery supporters. Today, Kansas has become the flash point in another national debate, this one over government’s role in promoting growth.
Former News of the World editor and Downing Street spin doctor Andy Coulson has been found guilty of phone hacking, but Rebekah Brooks has been cleared on all counts and will walk free from the Old Bailey's marathon phone hacking trial.
The U.S. once had an unofficial but nonetheless genuine ruling class, drawn from what came to be known as the WASP establishment. Members of this establishment dominated politics, economics and education, but they do so no longer. The WASPocracy, as I think of it, lost its confidence and, with it, the power and interest to lead. We are now without a ruling class, unless one includes the entity that has come to be known as the meritocracy—presumably an aristocracy of sheer intelligence, men and women trained in the nation's most prestigious schools.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday that between 40,000 and 50,000 uninsured Americans signed up for health care coverage in the 36 states where the federal government is running the Obamacare exchanges, offering the very first estimate of the administration’s progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is expected to release official figures later this week. That number “will include people who have paid for a health plan and those who simply picked a plan and put it in their online shopping cart,” the Washington Post notes. But the initial estimate doesn’t tell the whole story about how many people are connecting to coverage. Here is what you need to know about the enrollmentfigures:
Edie Sundby, a Stage-4 gallbladder cancer patient who is losing her individual health care policy in California, could pay less for comprehensive insurance in Obamacare’s health care exchanges.
The conservative editorial page of The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday called on Republican "backbenchers" in the House of Representatives to abandon their pipe dream of defunding or delaying Obamacare.
When the Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs unloaded at a Philadelphia Fed conference in April, telling attendees that most of the daily business of Wall Street is “prima facie criminal behavior,” he set off a small storm, but not exactly in the way one might thin
(Reuters) - Here is a timeline of the major events in the British phone-hacking scandal since July:
A 31-year-old woman has been arrested as part of the investigation into voice mail hacking at Rupert Murdoch’s now-defunct News of the World, police officials said Wednesday.
Parliament’s remarkable three-hour hearing on July 19, focusing on the role of Rupert Murdoch and top News International executives in the immense phone-hacking scandal, proved an epic Westminster moment.
There is only one news story in England this summer. The mushrooming scandal about the conduct of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers, the original cornerstone of his worldwide media empire, closed down England's largest circulation newspaper and permanently resides on the front page of all others.
Media baron Rupert Murdoch says embattled executive Rebekah Brooks will continue to lead his company in Britain despite calls for her resignation amid a burgeoning tabloid phone hacking scandal.