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Math vs. Politics

Dynamic Scoring
The term Dynamic Scoring in this year’s congressional budgeting is basically designed to calculate – against all historic evidence – that tax cuts for rich people end up magically sending more money to the U.S. treasury. It’s dredging up the Laffer curve, and also a good laugh.

Been there, crashed that

Bankers bought their way into the “Cromnibus” spending bill that was jammed through Congress on Thursday night. Complex derivatives backed by the FDIC? Um, been there, crashed that.

Lines in the sand

Lines in the sand
When it comes to the Middle East, engaging in ruthless, self-serving skullduggery is the only way to survive. Even if you’re 6,324 miles away.

Profiles in overreach

Profiles in overreach
In between orientation, learning my way around the building, a conference call with Governor Cuomo and locating the coffee machine, I managed to create my very first cartoon for Newsday. The President is oft accused of overreach by his political opponents, and I obviously see some irony in that two-way street. I’m looking forward to weighing in on a whole host of international, national and local issues, starting tomorrow!