US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton  is completely right about the record: historically, the economy has indeed done better under Democrats. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/Reuters

Last week the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed article by Carly Fiorina titled “Hillary Clinton Flunks Economics”, ridiculing Clinton’s assertio(...)

Junior United States Senator for Kentucky Rand Paul:  Peddling a fantasy at odds with the evidence. Photograph: Doug Mills/New York Times

Back in 1987, my Princeton colleague Alan Blinder published a very good book titled Hard Heads, Soft Hearts. It was, as you might guess, a call for to(...)