David Laska Archive
Published May 21, 2013
Democrats, writes David Laska, have coupled identity politics with a strong narrative to build a fashionable but unrepresentative coalition of ethnic minorities, the young and the economically disadvantaged.
Published April 18, 2013
Hispanics, writes Laska, need to hear that the Republican Party wants no less for them than for any other American.
Published April 04, 2013
According to Marist, a full 60 percent of Americans believe the country is moving in the wrong direction, up from 55 percent in December.
Published March 21, 2013
With Obama’s record of open hostility to Israel, it’ll take more than a wreath laying and a museum visit to convince our closest ally in the Middle East that we’re still on their side.
Published March 09, 2013
Obama devoted his energy less to negotiating with House Republicans than to casting them as stubborn trolls bent on destroying the nation via the sequester.
Published February 25, 2013
Raising the minimum wage is bad for jobs and the economy generally, but for minority youths, it's an immoral disaster.
Published February 11, 2013
The president’s speechwriters and spin team are frantically trying to create an economic agenda out of nothing.
Published January 21, 2013
The best thing that government can do to create jobs, writes Laska, is to get out of the way by easing the tax and regulatory burden on small businesses.
Published January 04, 2013
His second term hasn’t even begun yet, but if the fiscal cliff negotiations are any indication, the next four years of President Barack Obama will look a lot like the last four.
Published December 21, 2012
While a call for increased tax rates on the wealthy was good politics, it remains terrible policy. So why does the President continue to bang the “tax the rich!” drum?