Latest from Catherine Rampell
  • Opinion

Has Congress learned nothing about how to deal with a pandemic?

Shortchanging pandemic preparedness funding would be disastrously short-sighted for at least three reasons.
  • Aug 2, 2021
  • Opinion

Unions that oppose vaccine mandates jeopardize public health and their own influence

What are unions for, if not to protect the health and safety of workers?
  • Jul 29, 2021
  • Opinion

Republicans are refusing to raise the debt ceiling. Go figure.

A Democrat is president. Which means Republicans are trying to take the economy hostage.
  • Jul 26, 2021
  • Opinion

Three things the Biden administration can do to fight inflation

It is officially the Fed’s job — not Congress’s and not the White House’s — to keep prices stable.
  • Jul 22, 2021
  • Opinion

Covid-19, vaccine hesitancy and the misinformation conundrum

Politicians of both parties hate Big Tech’s approach to content moderation and think it should change — but propose diametrically opposite directions.
  • Jul 19, 2021
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Worried about illegal immigration? Create more legal immigrants.

Immigration reform has stalled for decades, despite widespread agreement that the existing system is broken.
  • Jul 15, 2021
  • Opinion

The child cash benefit could give families security and flexibility they’ve never known

Right now, the monthly payments are set to last only a year, unless Congress acts to extend them.
  • Jul 12, 2021
  • Opinion

The people fighting to starve the IRS think the law doesn’t apply to them

Fund the police. Specifically, the tax police.
  • Jul 8, 2021
  • Opinion

June jobs report: Some of those workers might not be coming back

The economy added 850,000 jobs in June. But the workforce is still smaller than it used to be — and some of those people might not be coming back.
  • Jul 2, 2021
  • Opinion

One economic prediction I’m glad to have been wrong about

There are good and bad reasons for states’ better-than-expected fiscal health.
  • Jul 1, 2021