The Most Extraordinary Aspect of the Election is Not What You think!
America / Politics / U.S. Senate

The Most Extraordinary Aspect of the Election is Not What You think!

Following an election, market participants strive to explore the new political landscape. Pundits are commenting, and slowly but surely, people discover what the new landscape looks like. Interestingly though, if you ask political economists (sometimes called Public Choice economists) the most fascinating aspect of an election is perhaps not what parties gain control of which houses of … Continue reading

Senate Shake-Up: Retirements and 2014 Election Projections
Healthcare / Politics / U.S. Senate

Senate Shake-Up: Retirements and 2014 Election Projections

A wave of high-profile retirement announcements continues to sweep through Congress. Consequently, there will be significant shifts of power within both chambers, as well as electoral developments that have the potential to change which party controls the Senate in the 114th Congress. New committee chairmanships and open-seat elections will have significant implications for both the … Continue reading

Senate’s Iranian Sanctions are Self-Interested
Foreign Policy / Iran / National Security / Politics / Sanctions / U.S. Senate

Senate’s Iranian Sanctions are Self-Interested

Recently,  a new piece of legislation has hit the senate floor; one that entails expanding current sanctions on Iran as well as creating new sanctions for the purpose of impeding Iran from attaining nuclear weapons.  This bill comes at a time when talks and a Joint Plan of Action (JPA) have already been made in … Continue reading