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Jason Linkins

Republican Voters Pretty Sure 2012 Election Was Stolen By Non-Existent Organization | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

How badly are Republican voters taking the results of the 2012 election? Pretty badly, according to the latest numbers from Public Policy Polling. Ful...

Fiscal Cliff: No Need To Panic

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.28.2012 | Business

Science has determined that people need to know 7.5 things per day, on average, about the world of business. You can't argue with science. Lucky for y...

Saki Knafo

Eight Reasons Why We Shouldn't Worry About The Deficit | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

As the fiscal year comes to a close, President Barack Obama is facing another trillion dollar deficit, and he likely will be called upon to address th...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan: The Beltway Bubble's Most 'Serious' Man | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics

If there's one word that's become associated with Wisconsin Representative and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan over his long tenure in Washington, D.C., it is "serious." Ryan is credited, up and down, with being a "serious" man. His reputation for seriousness precedes him in every fresh encounter on Capitol Hill and every booking on Sunday morning's political chat shows. And more amazingly, that reputation lingers long after those encounters have ended, despite each new pile of evidence to the contrary. He's as pure a product as the Beltway Bubble has ever produced. Of course, the truth is that there's really not a nickel's worth of distinction between Ryan's worldview and the one espoused by Texas Governor and debate comedian Rick Perry.

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Kentucky Primary Features A 'Proxy Showdown' Between Kentucky Senators | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

The presidential escapade continues to draw most of the media's attention these days, but there are actually some interesting downticket primaries to ...

Jason Linkins

After Trying Two Or Three Things, Washington Has 'Run Out Of Ways' To Fix The Economy | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

So, I'm reading this latest piece by Neil Irwin in the Washington Post, titled "Manufacturing slowdown the latest sign the recovery is faltering," and...

Jason Linkins

Neel Kashkari, TARP Guru, Supports Cutting Entitlements, Citing 'Me-First' Attitude Of Beneficiaries | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Remember Neel Kashkari? Back during the financial crisis, Kashkari sat at the U.S. Treasury's Office of Financial Stability, where he was in charge o...