Columns

Recent columns from West Wing Report’s Paul Brandus:

2016

Obama Gears Up for His Final Battles With Congress | Dow Jones/MarketWatch | October 12, 2016

Let’s Put This Orwellian Nightmare to Bed | USAToday | October 14, 2016

Trump’s Tax Plan Might Not Be So Business Friendly | Dow Jones/MarketWatch | September 23, 2016

We Overreact to Terrorism for the Same Reason We’re Bad at Investing | Dow Jones/MarketWatch | September 9, 2016

Trump Fans are Voting Like Its 1966 | USA Today | September 8, 2016

Trump is a Vanity Project Run Amok | USA Today | August 22, 2016

When Democrats Win So Do Gun Makers | USA Today | July 25, 2016

Little to show from the Obama economic recovery | MarketWatch | July 19, 2016

Why gun industry’s biggest threat is neither Obama nor Clinton | MarketWatch | June 13, 2016

For better or worse, Clinton’s running on Obama’s economy | MarketWatch | June 10, 2016

How much a Trump trade war could cost you | MarketWatch | May 26, 2016

Global jitters mean good times for defense stocks | MarketWatch | May 17, 2016

Trump doesn’t seem headed for Mount Rushmore | USAToday | May 16, 2016

Too big to fail isn’t the only problem | MarketWatch | April 27, 2016

Numbers begin to line up for Clinton | USAToday | Apr, 20, 2016

Compared to most countries, we’re undertaxed | MarketWatch | April 18, 2016

On trade, Trump could borrow from Reagan playbook | MarketWatch | March 29, 2016

If Kasich becomes the default candidate, here’s what to expect on the economy | MarketWatch | March 16, 2016

Is 2016 the wildest election year ever? Not even close | USAToday | Mar. 3, 2016

Why Citizens United didn’t kill democracy | MarketWatch | Feb. 26, 2016

This presidential campaign’s crazy because economy’s not the main issue | MarketWatch | Feb. 5, 2016

Russia, China and Saudi Arabia are on the ropes | MarketWatch | Jan. 22, 2016

Strong jobs report is reminder economy and stock market are not the same thing | MarketWatch | Jan. 8, 2016

Obama’s last big wish: another Supreme Court appointment | MarketWatch | Jan. 8, 2016

2015

Best investment advice for 2016 election? Ignore the ‘experts’ | MarketWatch | Dec. 30, 2015

The gun industry’s biggest threat is Obama leaving office | MarketWatch | Dec. 18, 2015

There’s much about the economy to be thankful for | MarketWatch | Nov. 26, 2015

Lucky or not, the economy does better under Democrats | MarketWatch | Oct. 27, 2015

Like 1937, it’s a bad time to raise interest rates | MarketWatch | Sept. 16, 2015

Wall St. couldn’t be more uncertain about Fed’s interest-rate game plan | MarketWatch | Sept. 16, 2015

On the economy, Donald Trump sounds like Nancy Pelosi | MarketWatch | Aug. 14, 2015

Why the U.S. has a long-term edge over China | MarketWatch | July 22, 2015

Scott Walker’s exaggerated record on jobs | MarketWatch | March 20, 2015

A State of the Union scorecard shows Obama can live without Congress | MarketWatch | Jan. 20, 2015

After a fortunate 2014, global woes and oil slide may catch up to U.S. | MarketWatch | Jan. 9, 2015

2014

The new party of ‘no’ | MarketWatch | Dec. 16, 2014

Why McConnell and Obama give reason for optimism | MarketWatch | Dec. 5, 2014

What the Republican victory means for your money | MarketWatch | Nov. 5, 2014

What the Republican victory means for your money | MarketWatch | Nov. 5, 2014

Republicans in command by focusing on Obama, not economy | MarketWatch | Nov. 3, 2014

Why Ebola is this year’s October surprise | MarketWatch | Oct. 17, 2014

Dark money’s rise poses threat to U.S. democracy | MarketWatch | Oct. 15, 2014

4 reasons Keystone won’t do anything to cut gas prices | MarketWatch | Sept. 26, 2014

Obama deserves scorn for fundraising — and so do Republicans | MarketWatch | Sept. 10, 2014

Dark money’s rise poses threat to U.S. democracy | MarketWatch | Oct. 15, 2014

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