Clive Crook

02/19/2015 - 9:36pm

    John Williams, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, gave a good interview to the Financial Times this week. Williams is seen as a moderate on monetary policy, a centrist on the dove-hawk spectrum. He thinks the economy is now close to full employment and the time for raising interest...

02/05/2015 - 6:57pm

    A prediction for you: Greece and the European Union will split the difference in their quarrel over debt relief. What's uncertain is how their respective governments will justify the new deal, and how much damage they'll inflict on each other before...

01/29/2015 - 11:39pm

    Many of the tax proposals in the White House plan released this week make good sense -- and you don't need to be a liberal to think so. President Barack Obama could easily have pitched them in a way that appealed to fiscal conservatives. He pitched them...

12/24/2014 - 4:28pm

    The reaction to the Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture program has been almost as depressing as the report itself - which is saying something. There's been impotent outrage from people you'd expect to be outraged; lame...

12/18/2014 - 4:17am

    Reading the summary of the just-released report on the Central Intelligence Agency's interrogation program is a deeply depressing experience. The accounts of torture in the name of national security are shaming and revolting. They are bound to incline...

12/04/2014 - 3:20pm

    The shameful mockery of judicial process that has transpired in Ferguson, Missouri, is widely viewed as a matter of racial politics. Of course, in one sense, that's right: Race underlies enormous and well-documented inequities in the U.S. criminal...

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