Further reading

In praise of populism. Larry Sabato, Crystal Ball. He makes a good point: populism in moderation is a good thing. (See also: Obama should try populism. David Paul Kuhn, RCP.)

Tom Hoenig for Treasury. Simon Johnson, Baseline Scenario. But as I said the other day, Geithner’s position is unassailable.

Freeze tax expenditures. Len Burman, Washington Post. Good idea. But would it be any easier than a VAT?

Alito was right. Kenneth Gross, Foreign Policy. Obama was wrong to say that, thanks to Citizens United,  foreign corporations can spend without limit in US elections.

Clive Crook’s blog

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I have been the FT's Washington columnist since April 2007. I moved from Britain to the US in 2005 to write for the Atlantic Monthly and the National Journal after 20 years working at the Economist, most recently as deputy editor. I write mainly about the intersection of politics and economics.

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