Tag Archives: Politics


How is Barack Obama Like Charlie Weis?

So he came in as a great recruiter, a great builder, a new innovator, already with the rings on his finger, the prizes around his neck, and he was going to make everything better -- but then he started losing people, right and left, and the team he built crumbled. It's time we started asking: is Barack Obama going to end up like Charlie Weis?


Will America's Economic Troubles Prevent Future Afghanistans?

What if a future President wants to go to war or ship more troops overseas to protect American interests, but can't because China won't let him? Could this actually happen? We'll discuss Niall Ferguson's latest and the dangerous foreign policy ramifications of America's current path on the latest edition of Coffee and Markets.


Obamacare vs. the American Entrepreneur

For the latest edition of Coffee and Markets, we'll be talking about health care, and how President Obama's policies could actually hurt the American entrepreneur. We also have a big announcement of a new sponsor and home for the podcast.


The Market, Health Care, and Moral Hazard

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the surge in stock markets around the globe, the health care vote over the weekend, and the difficulty of regulating moral hazard.


Winners, Losers, and Lessons From Election 09

Today's podcast takes another break from market and economic coverage to focus on the ramifications of this week's elections: who are some of the winners and losers who might not be obvious? What are some of the unexpected lessons? TNL's Brad Jackson offers his take.


Dodd, Frank, and the Big Banking Overhaul

Today's podcast focuses on Sen. Chris Dodd's proposal for a vast overhaul of the banking regulatory framework, weakening the Federal Reserve, and Rep. Barney Frank's letter putting pressure on bank regulators to loosen up capital flows.


The State of the Market and Election Fallout

Today's podcast focuses on Nouriel Roubini's controversial arguments on the state of the marketplace, the ramifications of the Federal Reserve's meetings today in Washington, and the fallout for Democrats after Republicans swept key gubernatorial races by wide margins in Virginia and healthy ones in New Jersey.


Politics and Populism: Off-Year Election Lessons

Today's podcast is a break from our normal discussion of the marketplace, with a conversation focusing on the lessons and potential outcomes of the off-year elections, including the gubernatorial races in New Jersey and Virginia and the special election in New York's 23rd District with TNL Senior Writer Brad Jackson.

Harry Reid's Gambit: Is Opting Out a Gimmick?

Today's podcast focuses on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's announcement that the government-run health care plan will be included in the Senate version of health care legislation, while giving states the ability to opt-out.

Whatever Happened to All Those TARP Funds?

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on Neil Barofsky's IG report covering the uncontrolled ramifications of the TARP program, its lack of anti-fraud measures, and how much the taxpayers will end up paying for it all.

Rate Rumors and Reid's Health Care Failure

Today's podcast focuses on the rumors circulating about the Federal Reserve's plans for an interest rate hike, and an update on where things stand on health care reform on Capitol Hill in the wake of a failed vote on doctor's payments.

Health Care Fallout: Insurers, Unions Turn on Bill

Today's Coffee and Markets podcast focuses on the Senate Finance Committee's passage of the Chairman's Mark, the fallout for the insurance industry, and the broader ramifications for the marketplace.