David Coates

Archive for August, 2010

August 30, 2010

The Hijacking of the Almighty

Have I missed something? Perhaps I have. Or is one of the troubling undersides of the Glenn Beck rally on the Lincoln Memorial last Saturday not yet receiving the full coverage that it deserves?[1] read more »
August 25, 2010

Immigration and the Problem of the Two-Legged Stool

(co-authored with Peter Siavelis) It is less than a year (November 2009) since Janet Napolitano – the Homeland Security Secretary and the administration’s point person on immigration – announced her and the President’s commitment to a three-pronged approach to the issue of immigration reform. read more »
August 18, 2010

The Looming Battle over Social Security

“Social Security is not the trouble; it’s just the target.”[1] It would appear that there will be a new battle awaiting us on the other side of the mid-term elections – as though we did not already have battles enough – one about Social Security and its future. [2] read more »
August 9, 2010

The Poverty That Blights Us All

We face a political season in the fall that will be full of Republican calls to continue the Bush tax cuts and conservative demands to scale back government spending. Those calls are already in full cry, read more »
August 1, 2010

The Foreclosure Crisis That Will Not Go Away

When the financial crisis broke in September 2008, it was widely understood – both in policy-making circles and in popular conversation – that problems in the U.S. housing market were central to the unfolding events. But thereafter, the events themselves took center stage: and the problems of the housing sector, though not forgotten, slipped down […] read more »