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Entries by Jagadeesh Gokhale from 07/2011

Even If He Hadn't Said So, We'd Know the President Is Bluffing

| Posted 07.14.2011 | Business

The president has been playing some transparently thin cards in this game of poker, including his melodramatic -- but highly questionable -- hint that Social Security checks would be interrupted on August 2.

The Futility of the Gang of Six Budget Plan

| Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

The budget showdown in Congress is being described as a "crisis," "looming catastrophe," "approaching disaster" -- pick your hyperbole. But anything that happens August 2 will pale in comparison to the real fiscal disaster that is several years down the road.