For the second time in little over a year, the Obama Administration has made a pre-emptive offer to change the formula for adjusting Social Security's Cost of Living Adjustment formula as part of a "Grand Bargain." What is at stake?
In Washington, business leaders and lawmakers have been pushing to ease visa rules and caps. And across the country, high-tech workers -- both foreign and domestic -- are seeing the notion of job security give way to a brutal contest of survival.
Since he debuted on the political stage with the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic Convention, Republicans have suspected that Barack Obama was a Marxist. It turns out they were right: He's Groucho.
The administration seems intent on shooting itself and Democrats in the foot by appointing a conservative pro-business executive rather than a proven fighter for the economic interests of the middle class.
Ask a Republican to name a single economic program they support that was not part of George W. Bush's economic plan just before the economy collapsed, and wait for the answer. You will hear crickets chirping.
While the Obama Administration might engage in antitrust saber rattling, its approval of Live Nation-Ticketmaster shows the triumph of economic reasoning that is often counterintuitive to policy advocates.