Weigel. … Continue reading ?
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Paul Blumenthal for HuffPo. I’d place much more blame on Congress, the FEC, and the IRS for the lack of disclosure, which the Supreme Court fully endorsed in Citizens United and other court rulings. … Continue reading ?
Shane Goldmacher for Politico: In just its first three weeks of operation, Hawes’ PAC spent more than $108,000 on Facebook ads, offering an opportunity to win “Dinner with Donald Trump” — and netted itself nearly $350,000 in donations, according to … Continue reading ?
From Campaign Finance Institute: If you are going to the American Political Science Association convention in Philadelphia September 1-4, we’d like you to know about a panel being sponsored by the Campaign Finance Research Group as well as two related … Continue reading ?
Under Dodd-Frank, the new Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) has the authority to designate companies as “systemically important financial institutions” or “SIFIs.” By identifying and branding these companies as systemically...Show More Summary
The Obama administration is debating a declaration of no first use of nuclear weapons. Some Asia specialists fear the resulting impact on North Korea. But dealing with Pyongyang is a reason for Washington to encourage its ally South Korea to go nuclear. Washington has possessed nuclear weapons for more than 70 years. Show More Summary
The subtitle is The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, and it is Tim’s best and deepest book. You’ll be hearing more about it in due time, the publication date is October 4, you can pre-order it here. The post Tim Harford’s Messy appeared first on Marginal REVOLUTION.
On Wednesday, the Colombian government announced that a peace agreement had been reached with the country’s largest and oldest insurgent group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The president, Juan Manuel Santos, has since affirmed that a bilateral cease-fire — whose agreement was announced in June — will be implemented beginning today. The peace […]
No, that is not enlightenment about life, that is enlightenment about Enlightenment, as in the eighteenth century phenomenon. P., a loyal MR reader, wrote to me with such a request, noting correctly that “I usually find that broad,Show More Summary
Amazing that these ideas persist in 2016. … Continue reading ?
Amy Howe has the details. … Continue reading ?
David Kravets writes. … Continue reading ?
On Friday, I linked to this per curiam order from the Seventh Circuit in the two WI voter id/voting cases, Frank v. Walker and One Wisconsin Now. In the first case, plaintiffs were trying to make it easier for people … Continue reading ?
When the federal district court in D.C. ordered a seizure of Alonzo Marlow’s cell service location information (CSLI) held by his cell provider, it held that the federal government didn’t need a warrant to obtain CSLI data from a person’s phone provider. Show More Summary
New on HLS Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation: Do CEOs affect political choices of their employees? Using a large sample of U.S. firms, we find evidence that they do. First, we document that employees donate significantly more money … Continue reading ?
Josh Marshall on the Bannon “voter fraud” controversy. … Continue reading ?
What an excellent title, the subtitle is The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst, and the author is Jeffrey Toobin. Our age is actually not that crazy by historical standards. Yet here are the last four sentences:...Show More Summary
1. The culture that is Bethesda, Maryland. 2. Chile’s pension scheme under fire. 3. Child abuse in China: a neglected issue. The statute of limitations should be longer than two years. That’s two from The Economist, the current issue is their best of the year to my mind. Of course you should subscribe. Show More Summary
“Rest of the story” stories have a punch line that twists everything that came before into an entirely new and deeper perspective. My favorite such story is about John Nestor. Nestor became a minor if hated celebrity in the mid-1980s...Show More Summary