Increasingly it seems like New York, which we sometimes think of as a world leader in governmental dysfunction, may well be a shining city on a hill when compared with Washington, D.C.
Even as Albany continues to bask in the glow of a newly passed tax reform package, even as the city sets a course to leadership in the 21st-century economy, the folks on Capitol Hill simply cannot put aside their partisan bickering for the good of the country. Doing so risks further damage to a less-than-robust economy, and thus making life worse, not better, for those individuals and families still suffering from unemployment and underemployment.
For a moment over the weekend, it seemed as though Washington was about to take a page from Albany. Read More