Ira Stoll



Jan 14, 2019
It’s not immediately obvious, at least to me, that it would have been more moral for Apple voluntarily to have paid $9 billion more in U.S. taxes in 2012. In that case, the $9 billion would have been available for politicians in Washington to spend.


Jan 7, 2019
Why bother listening to political rhetoric if what the candidates say bears no resemblance to what they eventually do? If Trump is not corrupt, it’s a kind of honesty that’s important, maybe even more important than some of the misstatements for which he has been faulted.


Jan 2, 2019
If Biden enters the race, primary voters and caucus-goers will have a chance to decide. As for whether the country as a whole could benefit from it, well, this isn’t an endorsement column. But it’s not too soon at all to say we could do plenty worse.


Dec 27, 2018
In memory of the late William Safire, place your bets now on possibilities for the year ahead. Choose from the choices offered or devise your own scenarios.


Dec 11, 2018
Whatever steps President Trump does take on the campaign finance law front, it’s hard to imagine he can do any worse than his Republican predecessors, Nixon, McCain, and George W. Bush.


Dec 3, 2018
If the market for exercise science degrees is booming, maybe it’s a sign of not only of physical health but of market health, a capitalist success of supply meeting demand. Capitalist abundance is often blamed for obesity. Let it also get some credit for the exercise boom.


Nov 26, 2018
The idea that the best cure for poverty lies in work rather than dependence, in a job, not welfare, seems less liberal or conservative than just plain American.


Nov 19, 2018
These are issues that both parties have struggled to solve completely.

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