National

06/29/2016 - 6:00pm

    Greg Mankiw, a Harvard economist and a respected voice in economic policy-making, recently wrote a New York Times article discussing five possible explanations for slow growth in rich countries. The final possibility he discusses is one that I haven't seen much in recent years -- the notion that government...

06/28/2016 - 5:00pm

    Let’s criticize cruise ships.

    I know, I know. Things are bad enough without going negative about your summer vacation. But we’ve got some problems here. Plus, I promise there will be a penguin....

06/28/2016 - 1:00pm

    In this evolving era in which political theater takes the place of real decision-making, the House Democrats' scheme of staging a sit-in on the House floor for stronger gun control was a bit of imagery genius.

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06/28/2016 - 10:00am

    The acquittal Thursday of another Baltimore police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray, like the acquittal 25 years ago of the Los Angeles officers who beat Rodney King, reveals the inadequacy of the criminal-law remedy. Suing the police for money under a...

06/27/2016 - 12:00am

    The Federal Reserve last week decided not to hike interest rates just yet. This seems like a sensible enough decision -- labor market indicators are looking a bit weak, inflation is still a little below the Fed's 2 percent target, and Brexit and China's...

06/26/2016 - 11:00am

    I feel the finger on the trigger. I also feel it on the button.

    "Dear President Obama," the letter begins. It goes on to remind him of something he said in his 2008 presidential campaign: "...

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