Paula Dwyer

02/07/2016 - 7:00am

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are trying to one-up each other over how best to tax dead millionaires and billionaires.

    This is part of their competition to show who cares more about economic inequality. But neither Democratic candidate's plan to...

02/06/2016 - 4:00pm

    Rigged. No word more appropriately describes the 2016 presidential election. I don't mean that the election is being fixed by ballot-box stuffing, or that politicians are buying votes by handing out "walking-around money."

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01/26/2016 - 4:00pm

    Bernie Sanders probably knows that his plan to give all Americans free health care is never going to become law. Yet he's doing the country a service: His proposal has re-ignited a national debate -- the third since the 1990s -- over why the U.S. can't be like...

01/11/2016 - 6:00pm

    No one seems to talk about the U.S. real-estate bust anymore but its dark clouds are still hanging overhead. Homeownership is at 1967 levels. First-time homebuyers hit a record low last year, while the rental market is saturated, pushing rents up beyond the...

01/02/2016 - 1:00pm

    Throughout 2015, we kept hearing warnings that wealthy individuals would dominate the presidential election, and perhaps even influence the outcome, all because of court-made changes in campaign-finance law that allowed unlimited contributions and spending....

12/04/2015 - 8:00am

    Starting with Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, it became a tradition to take the measure of a new president by sizing up his first 100 days in office.

    Today, perhaps reflecting our obsession with speed, the...

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