Posts by David Callahan

Just when you think politics is hopelessly calcified and static, some new dynamic can come along that leads to a breakthrough. One such dynamic to watch closely right now is the growing alliance...
February 27, 2014 | David Callahan
How should the U.S. government deal with a foreign bank that conspired to cheat the Treasury out of billions in revenues by helping rich American hide money overseas? Here's one idea: slap the bank...
February 26, 2014 | David Callahan
Simplifying the tax system is a cause that any conservative will happily get behind -- until, that is, it turns into a realistic legislative proposal. That's when many politicians on the right go...
February 25, 2014 | David Callahan
The American food industry has made a killing for years by pumping their products full of unhealthy but delicious ingredients. This was documented most recently by Michael Moss in his book Salt...
February 24, 2014 | David Callahan
If you believe David Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise has a fresh and sweeping vision for saving conservatism from the dustbin of history. That's odd, because when I read...
February 21, 2014 | David Callahan
Last I checked, we lived in a populist moment: Americans deeply distrust large institutions such as government, corporations, and banks. The public's distrust of concentrated power also extends to...
February 20, 2014 | David Callahan
This is a good question, and one that gets asked less than you might think. It being President's Day, let's go through the list since 1945 and see who comes out looking best. My report card may...
February 17, 2014 | David Callahan
Washington's centrist deficit hawks are both dedicated and well-financed, and they could hardly be better connected. But what exactly do they want? That can be hard to tell, and this lack of a super...
February 14, 2014 | David Callahan