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Keep Your Eye on Dodd-Frank

Take a look at these two articles in today’s New York Times. Both talk about how the same bank, JPMorgan Chase, is maneuvering in the rough-and-tumble, post-Dodd-Frank world of financial regulation. And both underscore a larger point, which I make in my article, “He Who Makes The Rules,” in this issue of the Washington Monthly:… Read more »

Why Agencies Are Always Missing Their Deadlines

Even the best mainstream news stories on the regulatory process tend to mention the number of deadlines an agency has missed as if that’s an indication of its performance. But that kind of coverage is actually an indication of just how little we know about what’s going on behind the scenes. For one, deadlines are… Read more »

He Who Makes the Rules

Barack Obama’s biggest second-term challenge isn’t guns or immigration. It’s saving his biggest first-term achievements, like the Dodd-Frank law, from being dismembered by lobbyists and conservative jurists in the shadowy, Byzantine “rule-making” process.

Drone On

It’s probably a matter of when, not if, al-Qaeda in Yemen successfully strikes the U.S. Yet the drone attacks currently keeping the organization at bay are also helping recruit more terrorists. Can you say “no-win situation”?

Uncle Ali

If you liked Hamid Karzai and Pervez Musharraf, you’ll love our latest ally, Yemen’s Ali Abdullah Saleh.