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October 11, 2012 11:35 AM Maybe President Romney Wouldn’t Be So Bad

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not hoping for this or expecting it, but maybe it wouldn’t be the end of the world if Mitt Romney became president. Never in my life have I supported a Republican for president, and...

By Michael Kinsley

October 09, 2012 11:00 PM Damage Assessment

Ed Kilgore is right that the Red team is reading more into a couple of good (for them) polling results than is really there. But it’s also fair to say that some of us (I’m looking at you, Kleiman) seem...

By Mark Kleiman

September 11, 2012 8:45 AM Do the Math

It was a rough weekend for the Republican presidential ticket…. Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney were battered... on the usually pretty-soft Sunday talk shows. How rough was it? As I worked out at the gym this morning, I watched Donald...

By Harold Pollack

August 21, 2012 8:38 AM Ryan’s Price Controls

One obvious way to help people economically is to reduce the prices of the stuff they buy by imposing legal caps. Rent, food, and gasoline all have been targets of such policies. In general they’re a dumb idea, because price...

By Mark Kleiman

August 13, 2012 11:25 AM The Ryan Conundrum

There seems to be puzzlement around (whether real or fake, it’s hard to tell) about Paul Ryan’s bona fides as a fiscal conservative/budget hawk. As Reason’s Hit & Run points out, Ryan voted for “TARP, Medicare D and even George...

By Mark Kleiman