Topic: Bob Packwood
As part of any deal on the 'fiscal cliff,' Congress will likely take up comprehensive tax reform. That's a worthy goal, but it will involve more political and economic pain than most would like to admit. Every line in the tax code has its own constituency and rationale.
Tax reform will be difficult, but with a four-step road map, it can be done.
Tax reform is even more necessary now than it was in 1986. Everyone agrees that the tax system is complex, unfair, and inefficient.
10/21/2011 05:00 pm
Oct. 22 is the 25th anniversary of the landmark Tax Reform Act of 1986. Here are five important lessons to consider as tax reform creeps back onto the policy agenda.
10/21/2011 09:00 am
As the 112th Congress convenes, it must work to preserve one of America's greatest and most threatened national resources – compromise. To do this, it must rein in the mindset of constant campaigning that isn't fit for the reality of governing.
01/04/2011 01:20 pm
In 1994, Republicans killed the health care bill for political gain. In 2010, it's their game plan again.
03/15/2010 07:08 pm
The Alaska Republican faces an uphill battle to win a seventh full term.
10/28/2008 01:00 am