This is Mark Schmitt's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Mark Schmitt's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Mark Schmitt
Washington, DC
Articles, archives, links and sometimes original posts from the corner where politics and policy meet
Recent Activity
Last Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case challenging the century-old ban on direct corporate contributions to federal election campaigns. That counts as good news in a month that included the Court's earlier decision to hear a case that challenges the aggregate contribution limits in campaign finance, and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2013 at Mark Schmitt
(Cross-posted from The Roosevelt Institute's Next New Deal) It began with a critique of Mitt Romney's tax proposal. But more than two months after the Tax Policy Center released a report with the anodyne title “On the Distributional Effects of Base-Broadening Tax Reform,” the entire promise of tax reform, whether... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2012 at Mark Schmitt
[Cross-posted from the Roosevelt Institute's Next New Deal blog:] On Tuesday, Mitt Romney hinted at a key detail about his mysterious tax reform proposal. While he had previously suggested that he might eliminate some tax deductions or credits to pay for his proposal to reduce rates by one-fifth, yesterday... Continue reading
Reblogged Oct 3, 2012 at Mark Schmitt
[Cross-posted from The Roosevelt Institute's Next New Deal blog] As David Brooks points out, Mitt Romney's remarks describing 47% of the population as, in effect, moochers who would vote for Obama because they got government benefits were not “off the cuff,” as he described them today. There is a carefully... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at Mark Schmitt
[This article originally appeared in The New Republic] On August 14, several hundred coal miners joined Mitt Romney at the Century Mine near Bealsville, Ohio, to cheer the Republican nominee as he denounced a “war on coal” by the Obama administration. Two weeks later, an official of the company that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2012 at Mark Schmitt
Reposted from the Roosevelt Institute's Next New Deal blog What's the best book about the Obama administration, particularly on domestic policy? A few months ago, I would have recommended Noam Scheiber's The Escape Artists, but The New New Deal, by Michael Grunwald of Time, is not only the best book... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2012 at Mark Schmitt
Mark Schmitt is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
Some songs call for ukuleles:
1 reply