Managing Director, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, Adjunct Professor at Columbia SIPA, former biz prof at Tsinghua University in Beijing
I bet Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, when locked in tough budget negotiations with a Republican Congress, would have loved to sign an executive order simply decreeing the taxes and spending they wanted.
"Trump brushed off the technicality that it hasn't actually been passed into law by arguing that 'everybody wants it'"
The point isn't whether their priorities were right or wrong. The point is that Congress was elected by the people too, and was created by the Constitution as a co-equal branch, with explicit power over taxes and spending.
The widow of the Indian man murdered in Kansas in February anti-immigrant hate crime now faces deportation from US.
I'm going to criticize Biden, then I'm going to vote for him, then I'm going to criticize him some more. I can do this because I'm a citizen, not a team cheerleader.
Trapped in Malaysia doesn't carry quite the same punch as trapped in North Korea.