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Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014

The Insiders: Paul Ryan’s generous budget

We can survive if we spend 1.7 percent less than what the spendthrift Democrats’ dream budget calls for.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:44 PM ET, 04/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget 2015, Democrats, economy, house, Paul Ryan, Republicans, spending, The Insiders

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014

The high price of middle-class membership

“A middle-class job no longer supports a middle-class life.“

By Jonathan Capehart  |  12:09 PM ET, 04/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, middle-class

Posted at 11:53 AM ET, 02/26/2014

The recovery: Deja vu all over?

Is the economy’s slowdown a reflection of a bad winter or of history?

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  11:53 AM ET, 02/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economic recovery, economy

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Our ‘precious’ Uber life

Frank Bruni and Andy Kessler approach from opposing corners the lifestyle I share with millions of other Americans. And they are both right.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:12 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Lifestyle, Society

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014

The wrong debate on economic inequality

A new study debunks the idea that economic inequality caused many Americans to borrow too much.

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  11:34 AM ET, 02/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy

Posted at 04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2014

The Insiders: Obama should change tactics and call Speaker Boehner

This week we learned more about the destruction caused by Obamacare and saw a weak jobs report, but still the president and his Democratic allies deny that the president’s policies are to blame.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:19 PM ET, 02/07/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, job report, keystone pipeline, Obamacare, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 01/31/2014

The Insiders: All eyes are on Janet Yellen

Will the new head of the Federal Reserve show the same levels of no-confidence in Obama’s economic policies as Ben Bernanke?

By Ed Rogers  |  05:12 PM ET, 01/31/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, federal reserve, janet yellen, The Insiders

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 01/29/2014

With a skillful tone, Obama’s SOTU speech exceeded expectations

People disillusioned by the president might want to take a second look.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:25 PM ET, 01/29/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Clinton, Democrats, economy, President Obama, Republicsans, State of the Union

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 01/23/2014

The Insiders: The economy and Obamacare are getting worse for the Democrats

The economy is stagnant and Obamacare is unpopular. These are the real issues that voters care about, which means Democrats are not in a good position going into the midterm elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:22 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democrats, economy, elections 2014, gdp growth, Obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 01/15/2014

The Insiders: The Democrats’ dilemma for 2014

Republicans should not be dissuaded from making Obamacare and the Obama economy central to the 2014 elections.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:04 PM ET, 01/15/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, Obamacare, Senator Kay Hagan, The Insiders

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 01/14/2014

The war on economic insecurity

A cycle of joblessness has haunted many Americans for decades now.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:57 PM ET, 01/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Employment

Posted at 09:49 PM ET, 01/08/2014

The Insiders: Emphasizing poverty is not a winning strategy for the GOP

Republican efforts to take on poverty play right into Democrats’ hands.

By Carter Eskew  |  09:49 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Marco Rubio, Republicans, war on poverty

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 01/02/2014

3-D printing, energy independence and other disruptions of the global order

What was the single-most disruptive event in the last five years and why? The answers weren’t what I expected.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  10:02 AM ET, 01/02/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  3-D printing, economy, energy

Posted at 05:06 PM ET, 12/31/2013

A China debt crisis in 2014?

It’s unlikely but not impossible.

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  05:06 PM ET, 12/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, debt, economy

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 12/19/2013

The Insiders: Obama’s ‘Indiana Jones’ trick

The president is taking a gamble, but it is the member of his party who will have to pay the price if he loses.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:44 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014 elections, Barack Obama, bond buying, Democrats, economy, federal reserve, tapering, The Insiders

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 11/27/2013

Pope Francis puts an emerging political issue front and center

Pope Francis puts inequality front and center.

By Carter Eskew  |  12:46 PM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Pope Francis

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013

The Insiders: Let’s root for Obamacare to fail

Obamacare is a bad, harmful policy.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:18 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Invoking the 14th to avoid default on the 17th

As we get closer to that ‘X date’ for destroying the full faith and credit of the United States, divergent paths beckon.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, economy, Supreme Court

Posted at 11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2013

The Larry Summers political trial balloon

The run-it-up-the-flagpole process that President Obama uses before nominating someone to a post is a mistake

By David Ignatius  |  11:34 AM ET, 09/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 09/25/2013

Speaker Boehner’s ‘X date’ with default

The Treasury will exhaust the extraordinary measures it has employed to keep from hitting the legal borrowing limit by Oct. 17.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:28 PM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, economy, John Boehner, Republicans

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 09/24/2013

The Deep South and AIG’s persecution complex

AIG’s chief compares the perceived persecution of highly paid workers on Wall Street to the actual persecution of African Americans in the Jim Crow South.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:54 PM ET, 09/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, Wall Street

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 09/18/2013

The Insiders: Confusion and gridlock greet business leaders in Washington

I doubt the Business Roundtable CEOs will hear anything from President Obama that will make them feel more confident about the future.

By Ed Rogers  |  11:44 AM ET, 09/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, jobs, regulations, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 09:44 AM ET, 09/17/2013

The Insiders: Stubborn facts and bothersome polls

On issues ranging from the economy to Obamacare to climate change, the president is struggling.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:44 AM ET, 09/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Climate Change, Congress, economy, obamacare, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013

The Insiders: No whining allowed -- Don't pay White House interns

A White House internship is a distinct honor. If you don't think the opportunity is worth some sacrifice, you should quit.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:31 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, The Insiders, White House

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 08/07/2013

Obama to 'Let freedom ring' at March on Washington

He has a lot to talk about 50 years after the historic march.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  02:27 PM ET, 08/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, Trayvon Martin

Posted at 10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013

The Insiders: We pay a price for the president's irrelevance

Obama's new grand bargain isn't going to go anywhere. His punitive tax increases won't grow the economy or boost GDP, and they are DOA in Congress.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:01 AM ET, 07/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, gdp, tax reform, The Insiders

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013

The Insiders: The president returns to returning to the economy

President Obama will spend this week making economic speeches in Illinois, Missouri, and Florida.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:06 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Democrats, economy, election 2014, keystone pipeline, The Insiders

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The Insiders: Obamacare and the growth of part-time jobs

What will this mean for Democrats in the midterm elections?

By Ed Rogers  |  04:13 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, employer mandate, jobs, obamacare, The Insiders

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

The Insiders: Our Goldilocks economy

We have outsourced economic policymaking to the Federal Reserve.

By Carter Eskew  |  01:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, federal reserve, The Insiders, unemployment

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 06/03/2013

A less-fragile economy

The long, long winter of America's economic discontent is finally thawing, just in time to help restore Obama's footing.

By Carter Eskew  |  11:03 AM ET, 06/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bush, Clinton, economy, irs, obama, Reagan

Posted at 10:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013

The Insiders: Obama uses the economy as a smokescreen to hide the scandals

Rather than be honest about our economic troubles, Obama and his allies seize on distortions.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:59 AM ET, 05/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, gdp, irs, scandal, The Insiders

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 05/15/2013

Scandal-drunk GOP goes mute on the deficit

By Jonathan Capehart  |  01:54 PM ET, 05/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, economy, Republicans

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/09/2013

The Insiders: The Obama economy has delivered for the 1 percent!

Obama's economic policies have worsened income inequality in America.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, income inequality, stock market, The Insiders

Posted at 03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013

The Insiders: Hard facts cloud the Obama presidency

President Obama needs a new agenda, not a better way of selling the status quo.

By Ed Rogers  |  03:50 PM ET, 05/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, election 2014, The Insiders, unemployment

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 05/03/2013

The Insiders: Only a polite "golf clap" for the April jobs report

Today's jobs report is better than what most feared, but the fact is that the only robust thing about the Obama economy is the stock market.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:00 AM ET, 05/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, employment situations, jobs, The Insiders

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Our problems don't begin and end with government

Progress is possible in America without legislation.

By Lawrence Summers  |  01:12 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, government, political gridlock

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 04/16/2013

Austerity's foundations continue to crumble

A study often cited by deficit hawks is facing serious questions.

By James Downie  |  03:55 PM ET, 04/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  austerity, budget, debt, economy

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013

The Insiders: Democrats should fear Obama's budget

For Democrats running for office in 2014, President Obama's budget can't be very encouraging. It's just more of the same taxing and spending.

By Ed Rogers  |  04:27 PM ET, 04/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, Republicans, The Insiders

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013

The Insiders: Obama may be irrelevant to the budget

Tomorrow, President Obama will formally reveal his budget plan. But since it is over 2 months late, and the House and Senate leaders have already produced and adopted budget resolutions, it may be irrelevant.

By Ed Rogers  |  10:39 AM ET, 04/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, speaker boehner, The Insiders

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 04/01/2013

The Insiders: A voice from the GOP's past is useful again

David Stockman has resurfaced to remind us of the harsh consequences of our deficits and debt.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:39 PM ET, 04/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  david stockman, economy, Republicans

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 03/29/2013

The Insiders: Obama's plan for business

Between the burden of ObamaCare, higher taxes, and stifling regulations, President Obama and the Democrats are destroying our chances for a real economic recovery.

By Ed Rogers  |  12:59 PM ET, 03/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, energy, obamacare, regulations, taxes, The Insiders

Posted at 02:38 PM ET, 03/27/2013

The Insiders: Obama and the Democrats can't hide from the deficit

President Obama and the Democrats are creating a cosmetic veneer to cover the cancer of our deficits and debt by denying that we have a spending problem.

By Ed Rogers  |  02:38 PM ET, 03/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, deficits, economy, The Insiders

Posted at 01:24 PM ET, 03/21/2013

The Insiders: The Democrats' denial of our debt woes is harmful

The new liberal approach is to reject that the federal debt represents any sort of problem.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:24 PM ET, 03/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Congress, debt, economy, jeff sessions, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The Insiders: A big week for the budget

This week will reveal a lot about the stark differences between Republicans and Democrats as we learn more about Rep. Ryan and Sen. Murray's budget proposals.

By Ed Rogers  |  01:39 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, budget, Congress, economy, entitlements, patty murray, Paul Ryan, The Insiders

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013

The Insiders: President Obama could learn from Yahoo's Marissa Mayer

President Obama could learn a lesson from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on how to make decisions that will enact real change, even if making those decisions means facing criticism.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:11 AM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, marissa mayer, sequester, The Insiders

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013

The Insiders: The sequester is here

The sequester is here, and it is bringing to light how difficult it would be for Washington to seriously try to slow spending and reduce our national debt. Where is the leadership from The White House?

By Ed Rogers  |  11:19 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 09:49 AM ET, 02/25/2013

The Insiders: Sequestration and made-for-TV suffering

President Obama is invested in making the sequester cuts as harmful as possible for the American public, to try and shift the blame to Republicans.

By Ed Rogers  |  09:49 AM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Congress, economy, Sequestration, The Insiders

Posted at 08:51 AM ET, 02/14/2013

The Insiders: Jack Lew hurts the economy

Jack Lew will be confirmed as U.S. Treasury Secretary, but he is not the economic leader we need right now.

By Ed Rogers  |  08:51 AM ET, 02/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress, economy, finance, Jack Lew, jeff sessions, The Insiders, Treasury Secretary

Posted at 06:06 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Tweeting the State of the Union

Welcome to The Washington Post Opinions team's State-of-the-Union watch party. We know we have a lot of competition for your attention tonight. It's Mardi Gras! And they'll be awarding Best in Show at Westminster! But if you stay with us, you'll find out tonight what all the pundits will be talking about tomorrow.

By Marisa Bellack  |  06:06 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, economy, State of the Union

Posted at 02:40 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Don't focus on the deficit, Mr. President

Jobs must be his central topic in the State of the Union.

By James Downie  |  02:40 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, Deficit, economy, federal reserve, janet yellen, State of the Union

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 02/07/2013

Stop the cuts and help the economy

Recent deficit reduction has harmed the economy while producing little benefit.

By James Downie  |  01:30 PM ET, 02/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, economy, unemployment

Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 01/07/2013

Toomey's 'prioritization' scheme won't work

Sen. Toomey's idea to temporarily shut down the government over the debt ceiling made no sense in 2011 and still makes no sense in 2013.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  09:24 AM ET, 01/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Barack Obama, debt ceiling, economy, Pat Toomey

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Job creation's glum arithmetic

The return of "discouraged workers" looking for jobs makes it harder to lower the unemployment rate

By Robert J. Samuelson  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, jobs, unemployment

Posted at 04:17 PM ET, 12/10/2012

PostScript: Samuelson and losing a generation

Readers respond to Robert Samuelson's column on faltering economic prospects for young adults.

By Rachel Manteuffel  |  04:17 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  economy, PostScript

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 12/05/2012

The McConnell Provision is a good idea

During the debt-ceiling scariness last year, Mitch McConnell devised a way for the debt ceiling to be raised by the president and signed off on by Congress. It was ingenious.

By Jonathan Capehart  |  05:24 PM ET, 12/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  debt ceiling, economy, Mitch McConnell, Tim Geithner