Krugman and the "Heroic" Fed

Once an avid reader of Paul Krugman’s New York Times twice-weekly columns, I admit to rarely even glancing at his work now, since I know that anything he writes is going to have the theme of “Trump evil, Democrats good”

A Call for "Do-Nothing" Presidents Without Legacies

Some in the news media and editorial page pundits are aghast that many of President Donald Trump’s executive orders and legislative proposals sent off to the United States Congress represent an attempt to undue the presidential “legacy” of Barack Obama. 

Crack Babies, the Contras, and the CIA

During the 1980s, the war on drugs became defined by cocaine and crack. In this episode, Chris Calton explains how the potent mix of politicians and fake news created the myth of the “crack baby”, while the CIA became drug

All Presidents Should Be "Do-Nothing" Presidents

Some in the news media are aghast that many of President Donald Trump’s executive orders and legislative proposals sent off to the United States Congress represent an attempt to undo the presidential “legacy” of Barack Obama. The question is, why