Posts by Libby Cantrill

Brexit, Populism and Trump

Brexit, Populism and Trump

The affirmative vote for Brexit has led some to draw conclusions about what it means for Donald Trump’s candidacy here in the U.S. While there are similarities, it is important to keep in mind some critical differences.
Risk of Debt Ceiling Mistake Increases Under Ryan’s Watch

Risk of Debt Ceiling Mistake Increases Under Ryan’s Watch

Last night, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) took one step closer to becoming the next speaker of the House of Representatives when Speaker John Boehner retires next Friday. While this may represent welcome certainty over the speakership, there is arguably less certainty surrounding the resolution of two significant fiscal deadlines: the debt ceiling and the government funding bill.