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Yes, He Did: Why Obama Is the Most Consequential Second-Term President Since FDR

(132) Comments | Posted January 11, 2016 | 3:01 PM

Candidate Barack Obama caused a stir when he singled out Ronald Reagan in 2008 as a transformational president who "changed the trajectory of America" in ways that neither Richard Nixon nor Bill Clinton managed. Of course, Obama was not embracing conservative policies, but he was marveling at Reagan's...

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Deficits, Social Security, and the American Public

(274) Comments | Posted June 30, 2010 | 12:00 AM

By Benjamin I. Page and Lawrence R. Jacobs

Memo to Pete Peterson: Americans don't want cuts Social Security - and here's the proof.

Deficit-hawk and investment banker Pete Peterson has devoted a substantial part of his $2.8 billion fortune to pushing for cuts in entitlements like Social Security,...

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