Economy & Budget

A tale of two budgets

This defense budget was so conflicted and confused even its chief proponents could not explain it.

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Sen. Wyden and tax reform

PORTLAND, Oregon – Tax reform, once a hot topic in political and business circles, has seen its stock dim somewhat over the past year. But that is about to change. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich.) has unveiled his major...

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Maintain the best features of Biggert-Waters

Congress is moving towards legislation that will significantly modify the Act based on short-run considerations (election-year concerns) rather than focusing on the long-term goal of making America more resilient to future flood catastrophes and fiscal responsibility. 

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IRS should keep eye on the goal

With thousands of comments submitted, the IRS’ proposed rules for 501(c)(4) organizations have elicited a record response.

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Crossing the finish line on housing finance reform

Developing practical, bipartisan solutions is still possible in today’s polarized Washington, even on an issue as complex and fraught with politics as housing finance.

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