Changing World of Commentary

About 12 years ago, I got a call from Tom Bray, then editorial page editor of the Detroit News. I had known...

bbartlett July 10, 2007

Who Is the Anti-Bush?

One of the things that surprises me so far in the race for the White House is that none of the Republicans is...

bbartlett July 3, 2007

Climate History

Many people are worried about global warming today. They fear that the polar ice caps will melt, raising sea...

bbartlett June 26, 2007

Synfuel Boondoggle

Back during World War II, the Allies were successful in largely cutting off Germany's oil supply. To maintain...

bbartlett June 19, 2007

Immigration Political Dynamics

The immigration bill may be dead for now, but the political forces behind it have not gone away. Those will...

bbartlett June 12, 2007

Immigration Frustration

One of the things that bothers me about the immigration bill is the view held in the White House and Congress...

bbartlett June 5, 2007

Wolfowitz Endgame

It now seems almost certain that Paul Wolfowitz will leave the presidency of the World Bank. It's only a...

bbartlett May 16, 2007

Democrats and Conservatives

I hadn't planned on writing another column about Hillary Clinton, but the one I wrote last week has been so...

bbartlett May 8, 2007

Conservatives for Hillary?

As each day passes, it becomes increasingly clear that the Democrats will win the White House next year. It's...

bbartlett May 1, 2007

April 15 Winners and Losers

Liberal  distortions on who really pays taxes

bbartlett April 30, 2007

Tax Winners and Losers

As is the case every April, the deadline for paying one's federal income taxes brought forth many news...

bbartlett April 24, 2007

Blogging Benefits

On April 6, I had an article in The New York Times arguing the term "supply-side economics" (SSE)...

bbartlett April 17, 2007

Tax Facts

Just in time for tax-filing season, the Tax Foundation and Congress' Joint Committee on Taxation have...

bbartlett April 10, 2007

Economics on the Internet

I recently made a life-changing decision that, to those under the age of 30, will probably sound ridiculous....

bbartlett April 3, 2007