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Entries by Bill Schneider from 07/2011

The Missing Crisis

| Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

Voters don't care nearly as much about straightening out the nation's finances and controlling the growth of government as they do about the nation's real crisis: jobs. But it's not at all clear that a debt-reduction deal would do much to stimulate job creation.

The Perils Of A Balanced Budget Amendment

| Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

The balanced budget vote in Congress again this week is a contest between popular common sense and the informed opinion of the establishment. If you're a politician, you don't want to argue with common sense.