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  1. just asking questions
    Jeffrey Gundlach on Recession Odds, Bitcoin, and Why Trump Might Not Run AgainThe bond-market maven expects things to get wild in 2020.
  2. social security
    Social Security Isn’t Going Broke. Older Americans Are.Cutting benefits won’t make it easier for America to support its growing elderly population. Expanding immigration and raising taxes would.
  3. the national interest
    Paul Ryan Departing Washington in a Blaze of FraudulenceSpeaker who spent career increasing deficits lauded for “working to solve” problem he created.
  4. GOP Tax ‘Simplification’ Initiative So, So ComplicatedYou’d think a nice, modest, balanced tax cut would be easy for a GOP Congress and White House to execute. But the GOP keeps complicating it all.
  5. The GOP Wants to Crack Down on Tax Evasion — Among the Working PoorRepublicans have a plan to grow the deficit, hurt the poor, and make it easier for billionaires to evade taxes — all at the same time!
  6. The GOP Health-Care Bill Was a Mess. The GOP’s Tax and Budget Plans Are Messier.The GOP’s plans to use the budget process for health-care and tax legislation are already half-ruined. The worst could be yet to come.
  7. What Donald Trump Gets Right About DebtTrump has been reading his Paul Krugman. Hillary Clinton has not.
  8. early and often
    Obama Talked Progressive on Deficits, But Will He Walk Conservative?Liberals are simultaneously reassured and fearful.