Tag Archives: Congress

What Exactly Goes On at Davos?

Nick Paumgarten, The New YorkerThe annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, was well under way when it officially commenced, early on a Wednesday evening in January, with an address, in the Congress Hall of the Congress Cente…

The STOCK Act and the SEC

I have long admired Stephen Bainbridge’s writings on corporate governance and securities regulation. Usually, he casts a skeptical eye on the Securities and Exchange Commission as well as the “good governance” trends of the moment in …

Georgia On His Mind, Gingrich Faces Key Primary

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is facing his most important challenge yet — winning Georgia on Super Tuesday. Georgia is considered Gingrich’s home because he represented parts of the state in Congress for 20 years, but he hasn’t lived there for more than a decade.

Reversing Obama’s ‘Soft Despotism’

Many Republican House members, and the bloggers and tea partiers who cheered their victory in gaining a majority in November 2010, seem to be seething with discontent and eager for confrontation.
They believe, reasonably, that their victory represented…

Does The Strengthening Economy Still Need Congress?

Lawmakers approved legislation to continue a payroll tax holiday and extend benefits for the long-term unemployed. The goal is to make sure enough people have enough spending money to keep the still-fragile economy growing. But some analysts say the economy doesn’t need more help.