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and no, in The Real Referendum , his Monday column for The New York Times , the Nobel Laureate is not raising a question of the election being stolen. He operates from an assumption that the ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 266 comments on Sun Sep 30, 2012 at 07:10 PM PDT with 520 Recommends
Taxes are being raised. Draconian cuts in services are being made. Public employees are being fired. The tissue-thin national economic recovery is being undermined. And in many cases, ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 351 comments on Sat Mar 20, 2010 at 03:35 AM PDT with 367 Recommends
The current stimulus math for Main Street just isn't there. This becomes self-evident when one takes into consideration the [http://www.nga.org/Files/pdf/FSS0906.PDF Spring 2009 Report ...
by bobswern
Comment Count 85 comments on Fri Jun 05, 2009 at 12:34 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Crossposted from http://leftbankblog.org I'm amazed that, in both parties, there are so many people who believe that our financial crisis was caused by debt and the deficit (which has shrunk in ...
by Beartooth Bronsky
Comment Count 15 comments on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 03:02 PM PST with 24 Recommends
Suzanne Collins’ Panem, her imagined society of The Hunger Games where a small minority dominates the majority, is offered as a consequence of a thinly described war some 74 years in the past. ...
by Sagebrush Grouse
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Oct 06, 2013 at 12:25 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Front page headline, Los Angeles Times, Friday, October 9th: " DA prepares to crack down on ...
by Cassiodorus
Comment Count 19 comments on Fri Oct 09, 2009 at 07:25 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
[Cross-posted at The Left Coaster. ] Although never a deep admirer of Bill Clinton—besides leaving an empirical record as a moderate Republican his ...
by paradox
Comment Count 51 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2008 at 10:43 AM PST with 18 Recommends
Holy Ravioli, Batman! The creepy and corrupt billionaire, right-authoritarian PM of Italy partied with two underage girls in his villa?
by Nulwee
Comment Count 22 comments on Thu Jan 27, 2011 at 08:49 PM PST with 17 Recommends
There's been some discussion on this site of the upcoming special election in California. We all remember ...
by CapitolDragoon
Comment Count 47 comments on Tue May 05, 2009 at 03:06 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Jay Gould, the robber baron of the 19th Century, famously said that, “I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.” As we live through one of the worst economic ...
by Tasini
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Dec 18, 2008 at 09:15 AM PST with 14 Recommends
I've been observing politics since the Watergate days, and I've seen a trend at times like this: -- Republicans lose their asses, usually by going way overboard and trying to trample the ...
by Black Max
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Oct 16, 2013 at 05:00 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
I have to disagree with the fallacy of expectation that I'm hearing. Not because it's wrong. Yes, Palin didn't fall flat on her face (at least by the standards that we seem somehow to have ...
by Asian Guy
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Oct 02, 2008 at 08:33 PM PDT with 11 Recommends
Kos keeps asking to see the details. So I dug up a few. Let’s see: Lehman Brothers AIG Bear Stearns Goldman Sachs Fannie Mae Freddie Mac - - more after the jump --
by SamCDC
Comment Count 4 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 11:31 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
In 1973, a sociologist named James O'Conner offered us a brilliant alternative to the various common explanations of chronic federal deficits and the seeming persistence of fiscal crisis. His ...
by steve1960
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Feb 24, 2015 at 06:49 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Like most non-economists I have been following the financial crisis with some bemusement and no little concern. �The numbers seem so staggering as to be beyond imagination. �The financial ...
by Frank Schnittger
Comment Count 15 comments on Sun Mar 22, 2009 at 08:42 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
I'm going to be reviewing important books about New York politics that have come out in the last couple of years. If you're not from New York, you probably haven't heard of Richard Ravitch, but ...
by janosnation
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Jan 20, 2015 at 05:10 PM PST with 2 Recommends
The Republican that saves the Republican party from itself by preventing a government shutdown and a fiscal crisis.
by pollchecker
Comment Count 20 comments on Mon Sep 23, 2013 at 05:12 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
If you grew up in the '50s or '60s, you may remember the nerdy classmates (I was one of them) in grade school who eagerly volunteered to run the movie projector whenever teacher made you watch some ...
by rlegro
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Aug 15, 2012 at 04:59 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
History may be written by the winners, but that doesn't stop the losers from wasting a lot of ink in the attempt. This time, it's the GOP revanchists who are busy trying to come up with a reason -- ...
by Mark Sumner
Comment Count 409 comments on Sun Nov 16, 2008 at 07:00 AM PST with 2 Recommends
So John McCain has "suspended" his campaign (which I guess, means get as much media attention as possible, continue with TV commercials, have your campaign offices nationwide push your candidacy and ...
by Bill Tchakirides
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Sep 26, 2008 at 07:40 AM PDT with 2 Recommends