Paula Dwyer

05/27/2016 - 3:00pm

    National anxiety over the decline in middle-class living standards is driving this year's presidential contest like no other issue.

    Donald Trump promises a return of manufacturing jobs as the solution, but he misleads voters into thinking those jobs are...

05/14/2016 - 8:00pm

    When it comes to policy ideas, Donald Trump is hard to pin down. Now, though, the outline of a Trump economic theory has started to emerge. It isn't pretty.

    He doesn't place much faith in markets. He...

05/08/2016 - 10:00am

    Many commentators say Hillary Clinton is about to make a sharp pivot to the center. But she never drifted far from the center-left to begin with, even with Bernie Sanders snapping at her sensible heels.


04/29/2016 - 7:00pm

    The $150 billion federal disability program is a mess. It almost went broke (Congress had to give it an emergency infusion). It discourages employment and can be gamed. But woe to the office-seeker who tries to fix it.


04/27/2016 - 4:00pm

    If you're inclined to appreciate John Kasich's kinder, gentler approach to Republicanism, you might want to take a look at his tax plan.

    In a meeting with The Washington Post editorial board on...

04/17/2016 - 10:00am

    We found out Wednesday that five of the biggest U.S. banks couldn't explain how they could go bankrupt without taking down the financial system with them.

    No wonder Bernie Sanders wants to break them up...

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