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Martin Lobel is Chairman of the Board of Tax Analysts, but the opinions expressed here are his and are not necessarily those of Tax Analysts Believe it or not, Senator Elizabeth Warren is closer to Milton Friedman's description of a conservative than Speaker Paul Ryan. Show More Summary

It's Not About Russia

There are plenty of reasons for Electors to reject Donald Trump for the presidency. He is characterologically unfit and professionally unqualified; he dangerously scapegoats what Michael Lerner and others refer to as "the demeaned other";...Show More Summary

A Liberal's Angst At The Dawn Of Trump

A liberal's angst at the dawn of Trump Nausea. I can't shake it. Its jellyfish tendrils invaded my throat on election night and hooked in, expanding and enveloping me with a Sartrean nausea that tints the world in Joycean snot-green....Show More Summary

It's Atticus Again....

Occasionally I pick up my well-thumbed copy of To Kill A Mockingbird when I feel out of sync with the world around's a wonderful grounding tool for me. It's sort of strange, but it is like a lot of Bible verses that we all know...Show More Summary

I Hate Obama for Giving Me Hope

This time eight years ago?—?I bought the lie that America could be great again. I allowed myself to bask in the Hollywood ending that never really ends well once the director yells “Cut!” Barack Hussein Obama II came out of nowhere.Show More Summary

End the Outdated, Discriminatory Ban on Blood

Rep. Mike Quigley (IL-05), who penned the following piece, serves as Vice-Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus. This past Tuesday, in Washington D.C., a 21 year old man named Jay Franzone donated blood. On the surface, this act seems common, almost routine, especially as we observe National Blood Donor Month. Show More Summary

Patent Quality is Here to Stay

The following post was originally published in Law360 When I stepped into the role as head of the United States Patent and Trademark Office a couple of years ago, one of the frequent things I told audiences of stakeholders around the country was that I looked forward to working together to further strengthen our patent system. Show More Summary

Obama's Speech Was a Call to Support Social Impact Organizations

People can't stop talking about President Obama's farewell address, which sure is saying something, because presidential farewells are typically regarded as snoozers. (President George W. Bush's staff reportedly had to beg networks to...Show More Summary

Resisting the Trumpublican Shock Doctrine Blitzkrieg

The Trumpublicans are intent on manipulating the shock of Donald Trump's victory to roll back much of the New Deal and Great Society; ram through unvetted Cabinet appointments intent on undermining the legal mandate of the very Departments...Show More Summary

Dr. David Shulkin as Secretary of Veteran Affairs

Once again, President-elect Trump has done a terrific job of finding the right person to lead a very important department. As he has shown us for decades in the business world, that is what he does best: puts the right people in theShow More Summary

Sessions Needs To Think Like An Accountant, Not An Attorney

By John Hudak What to make of Jeff Sessions as the nation's next Attorney General? Well, first, if you oppose his nomination: Take a deep breath. He is going to be confirmed; he is going to be Attorney General. It's fantasy to thinkShow More Summary

Electric Infrastructure Doesn't Need Tax Credits

Economists Alan Blinder and Alan Krueger criticize President-elect Donald Trump's infrastructure initiative in a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed by focusing on the proposed 82 percent tax credit, calling it a scheme to enrich private equity investors. Show More Summary

Making Mental Health A National Priority

When it comes to better care for mental health patients, well-intentioned legislation hasn't been a panacea. A 2008 federal law required most insurance policies to cover mental and physical health equally, but study after study shows...Show More Summary

Communicating As A Leader: More Than Words

This year has provided so many topsy-turvy examples of leadership, encapsulated by the unexpected rise of President-Elect Trump, who prevailed despite upending every norm and expectation for a presidential candidate. We shall see whether...Show More Summary

Should You Watch The Inauguration?

Many people are saying they won't be watching the inauguration on TV. Just putting it that many-people-are-saying way gives me the creeps. Like "believe me," it's Trump's signature trick for turning lies true, the companion con to turning...Show More Summary

So Long 2016, Hello 2017?

2016 was a year many people would gladly forget. The question is, "What will it take to make 2017 better?" Thousands of victims of international terrorism, mass-migration, the Iran deal, the Zika virus, Brexit stuns the UK, Donald Trump...Show More Summary

WTF Kind of Press Conference Was THAT!?

Donald Trump had not held a press conference since July 27, 2016. So it was with great anticipation and expectation that the not-my-President-Elect took to the podium Wednesday in Manhattan's Trump Tower lobby to finally answer reporters' questions pertaining to his business conflicts, tax returns, the economy, Obamacare, Russian hacks and Kompromat. Show More Summary

The White House Press Corps Must Stand Up For The First Amendment

At his first press conference since last July, Trump dealt with a variety of questions about his plans. Many of the questions were about the dossier that was leaked to the media, alleging that the Russian government has compromising information about Trump’s personal and financial affairs. Show More Summary

Ten Things to Tell Donald Trump

Watching Donald Trump prepare to take office is not a pleasant experience for American liberals. We can already anticipate a plethora of policy-initiatives emerging from the White House with which we will need to do political battle,...Show More Summary

President Trump

Trump's Luck - by Jerry Jasinowski We tend to minimize luck in human affairs because it belies the importance of intelligence, hard work and determination. But random chance does play a role in life. Success and failure are often determined...Show More Summary

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