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Gene Sperling

Entries by Gene Sperling

Fact Checking the Fact Checkers: The Washington Post Gets its Pinocchios Dead Wrong on Biden, Palin and Health Care

(126) Comments | Posted October 4, 2008 | 12:16 AM

As a policy wonk who has long been involved in presidential campaigns, I greatly appreciate the role that independent fact checkers play in keeping all the candidates on the facts and keeping the debate focused on the issues. In general, you can count me as a fan of the work...

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Hopes for Democracy, Stability and Education Alive in Kenya

(2) Comments | Posted September 8, 2008 | 1:58 PM

As the world celebrates International Literacy Day today, there are few countries being more closely watched than Kenya. In 2003, when newly-elected President Mwai Kibaki announced during his inauguration that primary school would now be free for all Kenyans, over two million additional children poured into school. The cause of...

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Correcting the Record on Robert Reich's Statement about Hillary Clinton's Economic Policies

(230) Comments | Posted December 6, 2007 | 9:41 AM

While I have had a long and close relationship with Robert Reich--and I have a great deal of respect for Senator Obama--Reich's recent blog post about Senator Clinton's economic policies was so unfair and personal in its critique, and had so much incorrect information, I feel compelled to set...

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Rising Tide Economics

(13) Comments | Posted November 20, 2007 | 9:35 AM

I n my White House days, I was known for tormenting the speechwriters by insisting that we should rip off Ben Franklin's caution that we "must indeed all hang together, or . . . hang separately" with the economic refrain "we will grow together or grow apart." My line never...
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Bush's Fiscal Trade-Offs: Finally Becoming Transparent

(20) Comments | Posted December 7, 2005 | 7:09 PM

As Congress wraps up votes on their initial reconciliation bills this week, I would love to get excited that at long last some moderate Republicans are beginning to express moral and economic queasiness about fiscal policy that combines escalating deficits and tax relief for the most fortunate with forced...

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A Pro-Growth Progressive Economic Strategy

(10) Comments | Posted November 14, 2005 | 3:30 PM

Last week, as my book hit the streets (and the blogs) the first thing I learned was that was that even my title – the Pro-Growth Progressive – drew some criticism from all sides. Some on the left said the title implied that some progressives were anti-growth while one...

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