We swoop down through the clouds to the Coliseum grounds. We see senators, centurions, aqueducts, Caesar, bloody-handed Brutus, Roman baths. So far, we might be watching a cheesy educational video about ancient Rome or a really bad movie preview.
Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore published an op-ed article in the Wall Street Journal last week touting their latest edition of "Rich States, Poor States," the report they produce annually for the American Legislative Exchange Council.
Herman Cain says his tax-reform plan is “simple” and “transparent.” Then why do so many of his fans not seem to grasp its basic features? Those fans were out in force in response to my Bloomberg View column on the plan, berating me both in comments and emails. Leaving aside the personal attacks, a few questions emerged that deserve responses.