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Whats the Matter With Kansas

What's the Matter With (Tax Cuts) in Kansas?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Ask yourself whether this all sounds familiar: cut taxes on the wealthy and you'll unleash enough growth to more than make up the difference. Investment will flourish leading jobs, wages, and productivity to accelerate. It's plain old vanilla trickle-down, supply-side economics.

Finding Our Commonality: How a New Documentary Reveals that Evangelical Kansans Are Human, Too

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Clay Farris Naff

The reason to see What's the Matter with Kansas? is for an opportunity to connect with the humanity that lies within the bosoms of those whose politics we fear and loathe.

What's the Matter With Democrats?

David Sirota | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Sirota

Fear-mongering has prompted left-leaning pundits to bless the health care bill, giving Democratic activists mindless reasons that everyone should shut up and fall in line ("Krugman supports it!").

Jason Linkins

Thomas Frank: Tea Party Movement Reflects Previous Observations On The 'Gravity Of Discontent' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Wall Street Journal columnist and author Thomas Frank ('What's the Matter With Kansas', 'The Wrecking Crew') sends along an observation today about th...

Gay Marriage and the Governor's Race

Shawn Healy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Shawn Healy

Brady, no stranger to the semantics of Springfield, obviously eyes an amendment banning gay marriage as a means of galvanizing conservative support for his candidacy.

Why People Vote Against Their Own Interests

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...It is striking that the people who most dislike the whole idea of healthcare reform - the ones who think it is socialist, godless, a step on the ro...

As Moratorium Nears Decade Mark, Democrats Show Little Leadership on Death Penalty

Paras Bhayani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Paras Bhayani

Is there a chance Illinois will become the 16th state to abolish the death penalty? Unlikely. We ought to expect more from the Democrats who have governed Illinois lock, stock, and barrel.