Michael Barone: ‘Trump Can’t Break the Republican Party’

Michael Barone, in a WSJ op-ed Friday, puts the Trump phenomenon in historical context: Even if Donald Trump secures the Republican nomination and somehow overcomes current polls to be elected president, there will be few Trump clones among Republicans in Congress and in state and local office. If he is nominated and defeated by a […]

Notes from Tonight’s Presidential Economic Advisers Forum

Here are my Tweets, in reverse chronological order, from the Presidential Economic Advisers Forum 2012, which took place at Columbia University here in New York tonight. On hand were Mitt Romney’s Senior Economic Adviser, R. Glenn Hubbard, and Jeffrey Liebman, who holds that position under President Obama. Columbia president Lee Bollinger made some introductory remarks. […]

The U.S. Economy and the Presidential Election

Update 2: I’ve replaced the final chart with one that shows long-term real GDP growth per capita. Update 1: I’ve corrected the debate kickoff time, below. The U.S. economy is, of course, at the center of this year’s presidential race. As the first 2012 presidential debate approaches tonight (it begins at 8 p.m. 9 p.m. […]