We technically “went over” the fiscal cliff at midnight yesterday, Rogers writes, and yet here we are today celebrating more extended tax cuts.
Fiscal cliff Plan B is dead. But allowing Senate Democrats and President Obama to negotiate a deal is hardly a step forward in finding bipartisan compromise.
Protecting Medicare benefits has to include figuring out a way of actually paying for them, not just lending moral support for them, Rogers writes.
Gov. Mitt Romney's reference his "binders full of women" in Tuesday's debate is ripe for parody, but the comment was more bothersome than amusing, Rogers writes.
Members of the Italian community take part in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, Germany, April 19.
The hypothesis that Wisconsinites are “persuadable” and “up for grabs” in the presidential election is a reasonable one, Rogers writes, but one should not take that characterization as suggesting they are easily swayed by superficial things.
The dreaded 'fiscal cliff' can work – if lawmakers strive to achieve the same amount of deficit reduction over a 10-year budget window as is implied by the current-law baseline except with economically smarter, better-timed spending cuts and revenue increases.
Mitt Romney presented what Rogers writes was a fair and responsible but unspecific tax plan in Wednesday's debate.
When it comes to tax reform, there is a lot of common ground, but still many differences, between Romney's approach and Obama's approach, Rogers writes.
Romney's economic adviser refutes findings on his tax plan by broadening the definition of 'rich.' But it doesn't quite add up.
Is it really up to the Yahoo! CEO and expectant mother to show women how to rise to the top of the corporate world?
The basic message of the Congressional Budget Office's new budget outlook isn't really new, but it highlights the gap between the deficit and the laws we are making to pay for it.
Expect the candidates to get looser and looser about the “fiscally responsible” pieces of their policy proposals. Expect them to spell out only the goodies, not how they would pay for the goodies.
We’re going to be talking a lot about deficits, debt and the federal budget in this election, which may be partisan politics, but will hopefully also get Americans thinking about what the government can do for them, and for how much.
The Obama campaign has taken the recent analysis of Romney's proposed tax plan as an opportunity, creating an Obama 'tax calculator' where any household can plug in their own income level, marital status, and number of children, and compare what their tax burdens would be under Obama versus under Romney. But is it fair?