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Friday, June 22, 2018

Some Questions For Dick Cheney

Book-tour media rules for former Vice President Dick Cheney, who is out promoting his new memoir (The following is a list of interview questions that Mr. Cheney has agreed to answer forthrightly.): 1. What’s the title of your new book? Do you think you’ll sell more than Tina Fey? 2. Did you enjoy cowriting it […]

September 6, 2011

Why Some Workers Aren’t Covered By Social Security

Q: Hey Tom — I like your style. You’ve helped clear up so many of the false stories out there about Social Security. And I realized I might have been spreading one of them! I’ve complained for years about members of Congress excluding themselves from Social Security and setting up cushy retirement plans like none […]

August 24, 2011

Debt Ceiling Questions, Answered

A helpful primer for those who haven’t been following too closely: Q. This sounds like an odd system. Do you mean that Congress can pass a budget that requires borrowing, and then argue later about whether to approve that borrowing? A. That’s right. The system goes back to World War I, when Congress first put […]

July 27, 2011