In making what is likely to be the most consequential decision of this transition period, Donald Trump couldn’t resist petty vindictiveness.
Mitt Romney was briefly touted as the front-runner to become secretary of state. After meeting with Trump over a meal, he pronounced himself “very impressed” by the man he had described as “a phony, a fraud” during the campaign.
If Donald Trump fails on Tuesday to Make America Great Again, he can at least take solace in having Made It Cool To Be A Nerd Again.
Not in half a century has a presidential nominee made knowledge of policy details such an integral part of the sales pitch as Hillary Clinton has ― and all thanks to a Republican nominee so uninterested in the world and the mechanics of governance that most voters question his basic competence.
Although Donald Trump’s defeat is a prerequisite to national recovery, the profound damage he has done to our nation will not be wiped away if he loses.
And even if she wins, Hillary Clinton will still be feeling the effects of the multiyear campaign waged by Republicans in Congress to destroy her. The evidence suggests that her GOP foes will try to end her presidency prematurely by colluding with an implacably hostile conservative media and, it now seems, right-wing agents inside the FBI.
Hillary Clinton's email scandal and Donald Trump's unconventional presidential campaign has largely drowned out nuanced policy discussion about economic issues. Roll Call spoke with Alice Rivlin, the onetime director of the Congressional Budget Office, and the Office of Management and Budget under President Bill Clinton, about the need for both sides to compromise on debt and entitlements. Rivlin is a panelist at Roll Call’s Election Impact Conference on Nov. 10. - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/election-impact-alice-rivlin-says-investment-needed-boost-economy#sthash.OVXMLcV7.dpuf
Will Missouri be the one state next Tuesday that produces an anti-establishment trifecta? And will we ever get to exploring how Donald Trump, who has trafficked with old-style politicians all his life, has gotten away with casting himself as the year’s premier outsider?
This post builds on an earlier post which looked at the future of digital government, by including insights from the “Innovation in the Next Administration” event hosted by Georgetown’s McCourt School of Public Policy and the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation on October 6th.
The lies and distortions that Donald Trump’s campaign messengers deploy to rationalize their candidate’s outrageousness are more typical of the last couple of decades of our politics than we’d like to admit.
While the nation remains consumed by Donald Trump’s lewd comments and predatory sexual behavior, we should not lose sight of the issues that matter most to the American people: who can improve the economy and generate good-paying jobs.
There's little doubt that the upcoming presidential election will be one of the most-watched and hotly anticipated in a long time. Between the mudslinging and mea culpas (or lack thereof), it's easy to forget that there are, you know, actual issues at stake.
Conventional wisdom has it that the competitive market system driven by profit motive is a self-regulating arrangement that ensures optimum economic efficiency and welfare. This economistic ideology, so it is assumed, works well, though state intervention may be necessary, through appropriate taxes and subsidies to solve the problems of “externalities” and “unfair” income distribution.