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.
Monthly Archives: November 2018
Disorderly compared to what?
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.
The Return of the Democrats
In Arizona, Democrats ended their election drought with a downpour. It probably marks a new era of more competitive politics.
Judges treating Trump as a second-class president
Judges are denying Trump authority other presidents would have.
Why McSally lost
Her campaign made two strategic mistakes that had nothing to do with Trump.
Getting off Mr. Trump’s Wild Ride
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 evolved Ducey fits today’s Arizona well
The true significance of Ducey’s big margin of victory: voters like the prudent caretaker and pragmatic problem-solver he became.
Blue wave vs. Red backlash
That’s how the mid-term is shaping up. Which will be more powerful? The only way to know is to count the votes.
Is there a path to a better politics?
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.