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Entries by Laurence J. Kotlikoff from 04/2012

Gail Collins' Worst Column

| Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

Gail Collins calls Americans Elect "the worst idea." Gail is a terrific columnist, one of my favorites. But she's clearly terrified that President Obama will lose the election to Mitt Romney.

Veterans and Service Member Benefits -- A Deal's a Deal

| Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

We promise to provide the veterans and active service members with the full set of benefits available at the time they signed up. That set of implicit, but sacred, promises is now being threatened.

A True Limiting Principle for the Supreme Court Justices

| Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

If one looks at where the federal government has intervened in commerce under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, it's primarily in situations involving very significant market failure.

Both Parties Are Engaged in Fiscal Child Abuse

| Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics
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The Democrats are yelling at the Republicans for trying to cut taxes. The Republicans are yelling at the Democrats for trying to raise spending. They are both putting on a good show.

Strip Search Ruling Is Outrageous

| Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy made an absolutely terrible decision in voting with the four conservative justices that strip searches are permitted in all circumstances.

Pro Golfers Should Boycott Augusta 'National' Golf Club

| Posted 04.09.2012 | Sports

The Augusta "National" Golf Club has a Constitutional right as a private establishment to decide its membership. If Augusta wants to ostracize women, it's free to do so. But professional golfers are also free to do the right thing.

Time for a Serious Third Party Candidate

| Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Now that the presidential race has come down to a choice between two candidates that most Americans don't love, representing two parties that most Americans don't like, it's time to consider an alternative -- a serious third-party candidate. I'm such a candidate.

Tom Friedman Should Run for President

| Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

Let me urge Tom Friedman to run for President. He's an extremely sensible man with plenty of common sense and the right instincts on economic and foreign policy. He'd give the President and Governor a run for their money.

Under-Thirty Eyes Only

| Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

If you're 30 or older, stop reading. This isn't for you. This is for America's sacrificial lambs -- our children.