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Beltway Bubble

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Elite Beltway Consensus Is A Looming Danger For America | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

It's not often that I have the opportunity to read something sensible about deficit mania and the terrors that have followed in its wake, but when I d...

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Dear America, 'Meet The Press' Wants To Meet You: Your Sunday Morning Conversation | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

For years and years, anyone who tuned in to America's Sunday morning political chat shows was invited into a world of cloistered elites whose understanding of the impacts of public policy ended at the bank of the Potomac River. It was a realm in which a massive unemployment crisis that swept across post-crash America was only perceived to affect a group of affluent political celebrities and their electoral hopes. 'Will the terrible Senator What's-His-Nuts lose his ability to go on naming post offices after his cronies' children, or will he be forced to accept six-figure salaries on K Street or through meaningless board positions at useless foundations?'

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No, Americans Are Not Suffering From 'Apocalypse Fatigue,' They Are Suffering From Actual Apocalypses | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics

One of the more interesting things about our American life is that since 2008, we have had a financial sector crisis and then an unemployment crisis a...

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Someone Had This Crazy Notion That Maybe The Media Should Inform The Public About Stuff | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.10.2013 | Politics

One of the best teachers I ever had was Ms. Bresnick, who taught my AP Biology class at South Lakes High School. After our class took a test, in addit...

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Gallup Finds The Part Of America That Believes The Economy Is Doing Well | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.16.2011 | Media

You know, from time to time, I have reason to opine that it seems as if Washington, D.C. -- home to your affluent, well-to-do politicians and the affl...

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The Beltway Bubble And Unemployment | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Felt searingly throughout the nation, and especially so in isolated pockets, concern over the unemployment crisis seems to be largely declining inside the Beltway bubble, and many have blamed President Obama and a polarized Congress for that. But perhaps the party that's really to blame for the disconnect on unemployment isn't our politicians, but a group of people who rarely get mentioned but who most definitely reside within the same bubble: the Beltway media.

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Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By now it's become obvious that the wealthy aren't immune to the recession. In October, The Wall Street Journal reported foreclosures were growing in...