Posts by Elon Green

Why is the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene an emergency worth spending federal money on, while the jobs crisis caused by the financial crash does not merit a response?
September 6, 2011 | Elon Green
By most accounts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has done an excellent job in response to Hurricane  Irene, even drawing praise from Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican...
August 31, 2011 | Elon Green
That the world's first government to back a plan that "regulates the creation and trade of carbon credits from farming and forestry" should be Australia's is no surprise.
August 25, 2011 | Elon Green
In the wake of the S&P downgrade, the Federal Reserve announced yesterday that it would keep short-term interest rates near zero for two years. This was a departure from the Fed's previous...
August 10, 2011 | Elon Green
Purely from a policy standpoint, today was a terrible day to be "against" Medicaid. For the first time, reported The New York Times, a large-scale study of the impact of Medicaid found that When...
July 7, 2011 | Elon Green
Since we checked in last week, the Presidential candidates have solidified their support considerably for Rep. Jim DeMint's "Cut, Cap and Balance," a pledge to oppose raising the debt ceiling in the...
June 30, 2011 | Elon Green
According to a recent Pew poll, evangelical Christians believe they're losing influence in the United States. That's far from clear; From 2004 to 2008, the evangelical share of the vote in the...
June 28, 2011 | Elon Green