Opinion: Catherine Rampell: The myth of the manufacturing comeback
The United States is a services-based economy. We are really, really good at producing services in America, and employing Americans in service-sector jobs.
Opinion: Catherine Rampell: Want to fix the federal student loan system? Kick out scammy schools.
In addition to wiping out a lot of existing student debt, President Joe Biden has changed how loans will (or won't) be paid back going forward. Unfortunately, his changes don't...
Opinion: Catherine Rampell: COVID fraud abuse has a clear, and counterintuitive, lesson
The public might be drawing exactly the wrong lessons from reports that COVID-19 relief efforts probably led to the largest fraud in U.S. history. The takeaway is that we need...
Opinion: Catherine Rampell: How the Inflation Reduction Act will (or won’t) affect the midterms
Donald Trump's latest turn in the spotlight is bad for Democrats — this time by drawing attention away from the Inflation Reduction Act.
Opinion: Catherine Rampell: Is there no crime Trump could commit that would lose him GOP support?
Trump will always choose himself over his country's interests; and because his Republican toadies cannot help but stick by him, that means they will always preference his interests over America's,...
Opinion: Catherine Rampell: Democrats could pass a huge achievement — if they rally behind this measure
Thanks partly to the fickle judgment of Sen. Joe Manchin, the legislative package formerly known as Build Back Better is now, apparently, a health-care bill. But it could still be...
Opinion: Catherine Rampell: Manchin wasn’t the only one to kill climate action
However much we say we care about climate, it always takes a back seat to other, more immediate concerns. To aesthetics, to "neighborhood character," to short-term fluctuations in gas prices....
Catherine Rampell: Republicans found something they love even more than tax cuts
During the Trump years, the GOP kept its eyes on the prize. Republican politicians seemed willing to overlook their standard-bearer’s nest-feathering and political shakedowns.