I grew up in New York City when the New York Sun had already merged with two other newspapers -- the World and the Telegram, and when the World Telegram and Sun was considered a very very good paper.
How sad that teh current incarnation, which once again is a stand alone paper, has become almost a parody on what a newspaper should be.
My column on nationaljournal.com, "Budget Battles," is no more.
Starting next Tuesday, January 15, I'll be writing a new column for Roll Call, the respected Capital Hill newspaper that is must-reading for the rest of DC, called "Fiscal Fitness." This is a great opportunity for which I am very grateful.
John Fund's well-written piece in the today's Wall Street Journal online about earmarks overstates the case and misses the point.
Yes, President Bush has the ability not to spend many of the earmarks Republican and Democrats listed in the report accompanying the omnibus spending bill he signed in December, but doing so is likely to cause him political harm rather than establish the positive legacy Fund thinks will occur.
An economic stimulus is all the rage in Washington these days. The president says he is seriously considering one and may reveal it in his State of the Union Address; congressional Democrats are talking about one of their own that could be announced before the SOTU occurs.