Lawrence Haas

Lawrence Haas

LAWRENCE J. HAAS, a former senior White House official and award-winning journalist, writes widely on foreign and domestic affairs. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Miami Herald, San Diego Union-Tribune, and many other publications. He has appeared on CNN, CNNfn, CNBC, FOX, FNN, C-SPAN, History Channel, Voice of America, NPR, the BBC, and many local TV and radio shows. Haas has written three books and ghostwritten others. His books include Running on Empty: Bush, Congress and the Politics of a Bankrupt Government (1990) and two editions of The Washington Almanac (1992 and 1993).

Recent Stories By Lawrence Haas:

  • The Worst Legacy of the Debt DealAugust 1, 2011

    Forget the unbalanced nature of the debt limit deal, the rash cuts that will occur if policymakers don’t reach consensus on a more thoughtful approach. All of that pales in comparison to the worst...

  • Why Progressives Are LosingJuly 28, 2011

    Progressives are not just distraught but befuddled. They ask, as Vice President Joe Biden’s former top economic advisor Jared Bernstein did on his blog, why are they losing the economic and fiscal...

  • The Fiscal Debate Is Over, But Who Pays?July 25, 2011

    Conventional wisdom suggests that, in the debt limit negotiations, the two parties are engaged in a titanic debate over the future direction of fiscal policy. Nonsense. The debate is over, and the...

  • Obama Not to Blame for Fiscal ImpasseJuly 22, 2011

    However much I regularly enjoy Liz Peek’s cogent writings, I disagree with her recent effort to blame President Obama for the current fiscal impasse in Washington that has put the federal government...

  • Follow the Leader: On Debt Talks, That’s CongressJuly 20, 2011

    “The President proposes and Congress disposes.” It’s an old adage and usually an accurate one. It also reflects, in the budget debate, a longstanding tenet of conventional wisdom – that the president...

  • Expand the McConnell Plan, Make It Permanent July 18, 2011

    Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s plan for a debt limit increase not only would take Congress off the hook in raising the limit through 2012, it also suggests a way for President Obama and...

  • GOP Tax Policy: Myth versus RealityJuly 14, 2011

    On tax policy, let’s stop pretending. For all of the Democrats’ rhetoric about how they look out for average people while Republicans look out for the rich, there’s hardly a dime’s worth of...

  • GOP Candidates' Free Pass From the MediaJuly 12, 2011

    Debt Ceiling: Complete Coverage I don’t know what’s more pathetic – Republican presidential candidates who urge a GOP no-compromise stance in White House-congressional budget negotiations related...

  • America's Luck on Interest Rates Won't Last ForeverJune 27, 2011

    America’s good luck with low interest rates is easing our economic and fiscal woes, but we’d be wise to remember that it won’t last forever. And when rates rise, we’ll unfortunately feel the full...

  • A Way Out for Dems on Debt Ceiling TalksJune 23, 2011

    Today’s decision by the two Republican participants to withdraw from negotiations led by Vice President Biden  to reach a deficit-reduction package, saying they won’t go for tax increases, would seem...

  • Moving in the Right Direction on DeficitsJune 20, 2011

    Winston Churchill may have said it best about his fond friends: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing – after they’ve tried everything else.” On fiscal policy, we Americans have...

  • Other Nations Now Side Stepping U.S. on TradeJune 16, 2011

    While Washington frets that gridlock over budget deficits will hurt the economy in the long run, policymakers have apparently forgotten that gridlock can produce economic harm in all sorts of ways. ...

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