Jeffrey Stein  //  12/4/17  //  Topic Update

The Senate passed the most sweeping tax rewrite in decades early Saturday (NYT).

  • The tax reform proposal barreling through the Senate rewards those who move money offshore, writes Jesse Drucker in the New York Times.
  • The White House debate on the bill became a family affair (NYT) with the potential to reshape American life (NYT).
  • The Republican tax plan should not be raising taxes on anyone, Marc Thiessen writes in The Washington Post.
  • The last minute wrangling over the bill reflects tensions within the GOP over how seriously to take deficits (WP).
  • However, including automatic triggers down the line is bad policy (WSJ).

Updates | The Week of February 19, 2018

2/25/18  //  Daily Update

Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new charge against Paul Manafort while Richard Gates pled guilty. Meanwhile, President Trump's proposal to arm teachers drew controversy in Washington.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School

Updates | The Week of February 5, 2018

2/11/18  //  Daily Update

The Nunes memo set off aftershocks; agencies scrambled to implement the Trump Administration's policies to mixed effect; and Congress passes a budget after a brief overnight shutdown.

Updates | The Week of January 15, 2018

1/21/18  //  Daily Update

The week began with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and ended with a government shutdown on the anniversary of President Trump's inauguration.

Jacob Miller

Harvard Law School