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If you haven’t figured it out yet, the red states differ from the blue ones.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist February 17, 2024
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The inflationary spiral that drove prices up during the first years of the Biden administration has ended. That’s the good news. The bad news is we’re still paying more for too many things even as real wages underwent a prolonged decline.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist January 30, 2024
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The latest data suggests a drop in energy prices may have tamed the inflation monster. President Joe Biden certainly hopes so, since the marks he’s getting from the American people for his handling of the economy are some of the lowest on record.

By PETER ROFF, Syndicated Columnist November 24, 2023
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It’s time to acknowledge that investments made based on ESG considerations – environmental policy, social justice concerns, and corporate governance issues – did not kick off the boom many Wall Streeters predicted it would. It probably never will.

November 10, 2023
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Recent and expected Supreme Court rulings regarding the authority of federal regulators have put the regulatory bureaucracy in the spotlight.

August 16, 2023
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Though policymakers are seldom willing to admit it, some policy ideas are so dumb they should only be mentioned as examples of what not to do.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist July 28, 2023
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About 20 years ago, the belief that commercially-significant quantities of fuel blends containing organic materials would soon be available led to the passage of alternative fuel requirements.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist July 14, 2023
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Fear of the COVID virus may be largely gone, but the consequences of the mistakes made trying to combat its spread will be with us for a long time.

By PETER ROFF, Syndicated Columnist July 5, 2023
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More than a few economists predicted a period of record economic growth would follow the end of the lockdowns associated with the pandemic.

By PETER ROFF, Syndicated Columnist June 7, 2023
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It’s tax season again and, with the possible exception of President Joe Biden and a few members of Congress, we’re not happy about it.

By PETER ROFF, Syndicated Columnist April 18, 2023
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It’s budget time again – and the one President Joe Biden proposed is a beaut!

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist April 9, 2023
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Washington is full of groups that claim to represent the interests of the American people. Some have lots of members, which makes them formidable actors in the ongoing effort to craft public policy.

By PETER ROFF, Syndicated Columnist March 1, 2023
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The most recent Real Clear Politics polling average finds nearly two-thirds of all Americans think the country is on the wrong track.

February 17, 2023
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It may seem a cruel thing to ask whether the government gives too much money away in the name of helping the poor, especially at this time of year, when reminders to help the less-fortunate are omnipresent.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist December 23, 2022
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At the time it was handed down, the nation’s editorial pages generally condemned the United States Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist October 30, 2022
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Globalization has its benefits but, after COVID, it might be time to consider just how much of America’s economic activity we want to continue to share with other countries.

By PETER ROFF, Syndicated Columnist September 28, 2022
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Despite broad public skepticism, Joe Biden continues to push for the adoption of renewable energy at the expense of traditional sources, like petroleum and natural gas.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist July 8, 2022
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s speech to Congress last week may not have been the Churchillian moment people had hoped for, but it got the job done.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist March 28, 2022
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One of the things most people who write about politics won’t tell you is that how a new program gets paid for is considerably less important than how much is spent. Yet, in a nutshell, that’s what’s keeping President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” program from being enacted.

By Peter Roff Syndicated Columnist November 5, 2021
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When it comes down to it, many of the significant problems associated with the COVID pandemic resulted from a failure of imagination.

By Peter Roff September 21, 2021
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The $2 trillion in new spending just enacted by congressional Democrats is a COVID relief bill in name only. It’s plenty of money all right, but so little of it goes to fighting the pandemic it brings to mind an observation attributed to Benjamin Franklin concerning an ox that had been mistaken for a bull.

By Peter Roff March 30, 2021