Paula Dwyer

09/18/2016 - 6:00pm

    Donald Trump is taking an entire chapter from Hillary Clinton's "I'm in it for the kids" playbook.

    Hoping to improve his appeal to women voters, Trump on Tuesday proposed that the federal government guarantee six weeks of paid maternal leave. And to make good on his daughter...

09/10/2016 - 8:00am

    Is marijuana the new sin-tax gusher for the states? It sure looks that way.

    In November, voters in five states will decide on whether to allow recreational use of the drug, while citizens in four other states have the option of legalizing medical...

09/09/2016 - 4:00pm

    A funny thing happened on the way to the ballot box this year. Though grassroots referendums and initiatives have been on the wane for two decades, 73 have been approved for ballots so far in the 26 states that allow them. That's still well below the 1996 peak of 92 measures, but it's the...

08/31/2016 - 9:00am

    Economic forecasters for decades have predicted, with uncanny accuracy, the outcome of presidential elections by taking the temperature of the economy. They consider indicators like inflation and unemployment, but gross domestic product growth is usually the most...

08/25/2016 - 3:00pm

    Hillary Clinton thinks corporate taxes are too low. Donald Trump thinks corporate taxes are way too high. They're both wrong, and the economic consequences could be huge if either nominee's tax proposal becomes law.

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08/20/2016 - 10:00am

    Hillary Clinton has given another fine speech about the economy. It was supposed to lay out her plans to create jobs, boost growth and restore income equality, in response to Donald Trump's economic address a few days earlier. Clinton's only new idea, however,...

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