Ducey is spurning a special session to conform the state code with federal changes for the 2018 tax year. That could make tax filing next year a fiasco.
I was amused by the following from the Economist.
In a piece on Italy’s budget row with the European Commission, reference was made to relying on capital markets to impose fiscal discipline on spendthrift governments. “The danger, though,” according to the report, “is that investors could overreact. Market reactions can be both untimely and disorderly.”
As opposed to interventions by politicians and regulators, which are infallibly timely and orderly.
In Arizona, Democrats ended their election drought with a downpour. It probably marks a new era of more competitive politics.
Judges are denying Trump authority other presidents would have.
Her campaign made two strategic mistakes that had nothing to do with Trump.
Trump wants all of American politics to be about him. The rest of us shouldn’t be so quick to rise to his bait.
The true significance of Ducey’s big margin of victory: voters like the prudent caretaker and pragmatic problem-solver he became.
That’s how the mid-term is shaping up. Which will be more powerful? The only way to know is to count the votes.
As this dispiriting election season comes to a close, some questions haunt: Is this the best that our democracy can produce? Is there a path to a better politics? I have a modest hope that there is.