Five reasons the Trump campaign needs more money — lots more money   

Can money win an election? Not necessarily — just ask Hillary Clinton, who outraised Donald Trump two-to-one in 2016 and went on to lose anyway. That race Politico called “the most lopsided contest in modern campaign finance.”   

That doesn’t mean money isn’t important. In 2020, Biden outraised Trump by hundreds of millions of dollars, raking in more than $1 billion in campaign cash to the former president’s $774 million. Biden’s incredible haul allowed a la...

Nostalgic for the Trump years? That’s because his draconian budget cuts never passed.

A New York Times poll released this month revealed that more voters believe Donald Trump’s policies benefitted them personally than feel that way about Joe Biden’s policies. We have news for these Americans. The policies you miss are actually Barack Obama’s.

Yes, President Trump passed a massive tax cut for large corporations and the wealthiest Americans. Those voters may rightly cheer the boost to their pocketbook. But what really helped everyone else was that Trump was unabl...

What Moscow truly wants from Kyiv: Total submission

These are difficult days for Ukraine. Two years into its war against Russia, Western support for Kyiv’s fight against the Kremlin appears to be flagging. In Washington, billions of dollars in much-needed military aid have stalled in Congress. Europe has sought to fill the resulting funding gap, but officials in Brussels are quick to admit that the continent simply doesn’t have the resources to sustain Ukraine’s defense on its own. As a result, they warn, Ukraine could...

America helped save the lives of Ukrainians like me in World War II. We need help again.

In March 1944, exactly 80 years ago, I returned to my native city, Kyiv, which had just been liberated from three years of German occupation. My city lay in ruins, with most of its inhabitants having disappeared in the darkness of war, and the victims of the Babyn Yar massacre crying out for revenge.

I was only 10 at that time, but I already knew that I had survived thanks to American food aid. There was a lively trade of American products at school, including chewing...

Wall Street increasingly sees China as uninvestable 

“All our clients are asking us that question — given how cheap China appears, people inevitably say, well, has it discounted the worst news?”  

Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani, the chief investment officer of the Goldman Sachs wealth management business, highlighted this month on Bloomberg Television a question that investors around the world have been asking recently. She then provided an answer: “Our view is that one should not invest in China.” &n...

Biden touts health care wins, but Bidenomics is driving health care costs higher

In his recent state of the union address, President Biden hailed his health care accomplishments, boasting that this year a record 20 million Americans signed up for health insurance through Affordable Care Act health plans.

What the president failed to mention is that average premiums for these plans have more than doubled since 2014. And average deductibles — the amount you must pay before your insurance kicks in — are up nearly 60 percent.

Does that sound affordab...

Biden’s fiery State of the Union shows he’s miles ahead of ‘the alternative’

President Biden delivered a powerful and passionate State of the Union address last night, recapping his accomplishments and asking Congress to work with him to strengthen our economy, protect our freedoms, preserve our democracy, advance racial justice and stand by our foreign friends. 

The speech, one of the best of Biden’s long career, was an eloquent statement of why he deserves reelection. The president looked strong and fit as he appealed for national unit...

The power of Congress’s purse is facing heightened scrutiny

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act. The act, enacted in July 1974, was the last major piece of legislation that President Nixon signed into law before leaving office under the certainty of impeachment and conviction.  

The act has two parts. One that directly applies to the legislative branch’s “congressional” budget process and the second — its raison d’être — presidential power to impound monies appropr...

Biden cannot ignore the Latino State of the Union

Tomorrow night, President Biden will give his third — and possibly final — State of the Union address. With the eyes of the nation upon him, he will lay out his accomplishments and future agenda. 

Watching closely will be Latinos, who comprise nearly 1 in 5 Americans. The Pew Center reports that a record 36 million Latinos will be eligible to vote in November. 

But how has the president done on issues that matter to members of the country’s larges...

Congress can’t seem to solve its spending problem — we need a fiscal commission, now 

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released its 10-year budget and economic projections, and the outlook appears dismal.  

After years of warnings about the growing unsustainability of our debt, the CBO now projects that we are hitting a tipping point. Even using the most conservative measurement ­— $27 trillion— our debt will exceed the size of our entire economic output (GDP) next year, and will grow to over 170 percent of GDP in three decades. CBO also projects ...