By Harold Meyerson
Special to The Washington Post
"As a group," the economist Robert Lekachman wrote in 1976, "economists are slightly more entertaining than bankers and a trifle duller than lawyers." Bankers, please note, were the dullest of all.
It's not often that a senior political figure announces an intention to behave irresponsibly and risk inflicting great harm on the U.S. economy. It's even rarer that the politician, having already behaved irresponsibly and inflicted harm on the U.S.
By Ramesh Ponnuru
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood slapped down Reuters for reporting a few weeks ago that he wants "a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country.
Politicians make plenty of boneheaded statements but Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer's criticism of an Iraq war veteran's courage probably takes the cake for this political season.
In the legislative session post-mortems, the Big Lake Republican clashed with Rep.