The most important speech is irrelevant — and so long until November

President Obama started off his fifth State of the Union speech on the right foot, when he said: “Eight million new jobs our businesses have created over the past four years.” Typically the president and members of his party go to great lengths to claim that it is the genius of government, not people and businesses, that […]

Professor, Pundit, Partisan: When Scholars Go Bad

Editorial note:  The following is a guest post from Jon Reisman, associate professor of economics and public policy and chair of the Professional Studies at the University of Maine at Machias.  Professor Reisman’s opinion here is his own.  As a former student of Amy Fried’s at the University of Maine, I have nothing but admiration and respect […]