Elected Offices Are Political Offices

I don’t always agree with Steve Barron on every issue, but I think this line of criticism of him from Bill White is way off base: My offense? Criticizing Barron’s grandstanding approach and the effect it has on the credibility of his office. You can read my terrorist manifesto here. Of course, Barron never was [...]

Bernanke: Sequester Cuts Will Lower GDP, Make Deficit Reduction Harder

Ben Bernanke: The CBO estimates that deficit-reduction policies in current law will slow the pace of real GDP growth by about 1-1/2 percentage points this year, relative to what it would have been otherwise. A significant portion of this effect is related to the automatic spending sequestration that is scheduled to begin on March 1, [...]

“…as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim”

When will conservative voters realize that conservative media hates them and wants them to believe stupid things? From: Gene Sperling … To: Bob Woodward … Feb. 22, 11:52 p.m.: “Bob: I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the [...]

Lehigh County Authority Leasing Allentown Water Clearly Better for Suburbs Than a Private Corporation

What Lisa Scheller, and probably the other teas, do not seem to realize is that if a private water corporation wins the bid to lease Allentown’s water, suburban water rates are more likely to go up than if Lehigh County Authority leases the water. The rates are probably going up no matter what Allentown does, but [...]