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For Obamacare Proponents, A Grueling Month Of 'Trench Warfare' Lies Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

Anyone who wants to be hopeful about the future of the Affordable Care Act has a long wait ahead of them. Specifically, until the end of November, whi...

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Oh Hey, Yeah, No One Really Understands How We're Going To Avoid A Debt Ceiling Crisis, Sorry Y'all

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

Debt ceiling strategy! Everyone knows we need one, in order to prevent a huge, global economy-crippling default crisis. But no one seems to know, righ...

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The Official 'Eat The Press' Financial Crisis Retro Reader

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics

Happy five-year anniversary of the financial crash and its attendant economic calamities, everyone! Where my class warriors at? Let's look back to ...

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Hillary Clinton Infotainment And Its Discontents

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

The first big universal kerfuffle of the 2016 election season, which is still many hundreds of days away, isn't about policy, or the readiness of a pa...

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Michael Kinsley Feels Your Pain, Middle Class, But Pain Makes You Beautiful

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics

The austerity policies that gripped the world in the face of the global economic downturn have not worked. Unless the intent was to make a bad situati...

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Let's Do It, Let's Repeal The Sequester!

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.04.2013 | Politics

Something awfully troubling has been happening lately in the world. I've been plagued by a nagging sense of ... optimism. As a result, I'm not sure wh...

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Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Your Complete Guide To High Hopes, Certain Doom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics

In Washington, as April showers begin to give way to May glowers, your congresscritters are continuing their fervent attempts to prove that they are c...

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RNC 'Autopsy' Is The Latest Stop On The GOP's Cycle Of Grieving

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Now that the Republican National Committee has filed its "autopsy," weighing in on what went wrong for the GOP in 2012, and where to go from here, dis...

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Alan Grayson Reads HuffPost Article Into The Congressional Record

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

After Zach Carter and I wrote our article about how the glorification of the Dow Jones Industrial Average's new highs masked a whole host of larger co...

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Dow Jones Hits 'Record High' Thanks To Strong Performances From Smoke, Mirrors Sectors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.09.2013 | Politics

This week, amid the hullabaloo over President Barack Obama's Deficit Dinner Diplomacy, and Sen. Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster-cum-dissertation on dro...

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As Sequester Crisis Looms, Washington Lawmakers Fight Over Nonsense

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- From time to time, our nation's lawmakers must grapple with inalterable necessities. There are deadlines, disasters, looming crises -- s...

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Obama's Voting Reform Plan All Pomp, Little Circumstance

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.16.2013 | Politics

It's now pretty much an historical fact that the road to President Barack Obama's re-election ended up running a lot smoother than the hyped-up pundit...

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How We Learn To Stop Worrying And Love Aerial Drones That Carry Out Extra-Judicial Killings

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama wants his deputy national security advisor for homeland security and counterterrorism, John Brennan, to serve as the next direc...

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Paul Krugman Battles The 'Beltway Deficit Feedback Loop,' And Not By Himself

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.04.2013 | Politics

Paul Krugman has become the first human I've ever witnessed escaping from the gravitational pull of something with black hole-like density: Joe Scarborough and his gang of deficit hacks.

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Let's Stop Pretending Obama Is To Blame For The 'Tone In Washington'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics

Last Monday, President Barack Obama delivered his second inaugural address to a crowd of mostly contented huddled masses, and within hours of its deli...

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Aspiring For Renewal, GOP Struggles To Clear Some Low Bars

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.19.2013 | Politics

Because someone has to lose every election, the end of every election year brings a cascade of regret and recriminations upon the losers. And because ...