Post Archive

March 20, 2009

Mmargo, on Linda Chavez: The variety of seeming well-founded opinions on this thread convinces me that Linda Chavez is right on the big picture–the Treasury, White...

The week that the Obama administration wishes would vanish into the memory hole ends on a particularly troublesome note. No, it's not the gaffe about...

Serve. On February 17, the United Arab Emirates refused to grant an entry visa to Israeli player Shahar Peer to play in the Barclays Dubai...

Linda, you've cogently illustrated why government shouldn't get into the messy business of managing distressed companies. Bankruptcy is in fact the ideal place to work...

We'd like to join the President in his Happy Nowruz wishes. But as we watch him briefly yet poignantly remind us of the...

There are multiple currents feeding the AIG debacle and keeping it in the headlines, to the chagrin of the administration. First, there is the familiar "Who knew...

I am really astounded by the backlash on the AIG retention bonuses. It may come from having actual experience in corporate America (I chair the...

The Washington Post dryly informs us: Congress today moved to levy punitive taxes on bonuses at financial firms receiving government aid, threatening to undermine the government's...

Barack Obama released a video message intended for Iranians and their leaders, wishing them a happy Nowruz (Iranian New Year) and stressing all the usual...

Chris Dodd is under fire. Lots and lots of it. To his credit, unlike Harry Reid, he's not running from the media. But maybe he...

On Wednesday, I interviewed Egyptian opposition leader Ayman Nour, who was released from prison last month.  During our discussion, Nour mentioned that an Egyptian court...

After his last column critical of the Obama administration David Brooks was visited by four "top administration" figures -- sort of like a Dickens's tale...