The US has not made a "fundamental shift" toward fiscal discipline
The president delivered no real plan for cutting $4 trillion
Probably nothing new
Have Republicans overplayed their hand?
If the parties can't agree, Social Security and Medicare won't change
It's hard to see how the GOP's spending plan will lead to compromise or actual policy
In the end, it won't matter very much
I don't think it is possible for Obama to be as decisive a multilateralist as Europe wants him to be
Roger Pielke, Jr., environmental studies professor at the University of Colorado, draws my attention to this chart on relative radiation doses. Well worth a look.
The future of the reform is uncertain. The constitutional skirmish is over, but is it actually good policy?
When it comes to the Fukushima disaster, the worst may be over. Now, the thing we have to fear, one professor says, is fear itself.
They got the kind of U.S. president they asked for, and had better learn to like it
To put it mildly, this is quite a moment for the UN, and for US relations with that institution
I still don't understand the outer limit of the emergency, but my guess is that this knowledge would be reassuring rather than panic-inducing
Like everybody else, no doubt, I am finding it difficult to pay attention to anything but the catastrophe in Japan