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Economic Fundamentals

Peter Baker and Barack Obama Fixate on Tactics

Brendan Nyhan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brendan Nyhan

Tactics play a role, but they are a second-order concern at best. Obama's fortunes will largely be determined by the state of the economy, not "marketing and P.R. and public opinion."

Jason Linkins

Fox News Misleads Viewers With Biden Splice (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ThinkProgress made an excellent catch today, of the sort that I'm frankly surprised are still available to make, given the increased capacity that the...

Even In An Election Year, "Most Productive" Isn't "Hardest Working"

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Philip N. Cohen

American politicians are unanimous in their patriotic zeal, but please don't confuse rhetoric with reality.

Lipstick on a Bourgeois Pig

Michael Seitzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Seitzman

Notice that the minute there is a disaster of any sort, Old Man Winter responds in two ways - the disaster is either not actually happening and you're just whining, or, he's going to make sure it never happens again.

Stiglitz: The Fall of Wall Street Is to Market Fundamentalism What the Fall of the Berlin Wall Was to Communism

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nathan Gardels

"Obama's diagnosis that our financial sector is in desperate shape is correct. And if it is in desperate shape, that means our economy is in desperate shape."

The Fundamentals of the Economy are Not Strong

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Of course, Americans workers are energetic and skilled. But this does not mean the fundamentals are nearly in place for rapid economic growth in the new global environment.

Seth Colter Walls

McCain's Economic "Fundamentals" Definition Ripped By Obama Campaign | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

John McCain quickly got hammered by Barack Obama on Monday when he declared that the "fundamentals of our economy are still strong" at an event in Jac...

Jason Linkins

Chris Matthews Battles Nancy Pfotenhauer Over Economic Fundamentals (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The whole tete-a-tete might have ended up being scored a draw were it not for Pfotenhauer's bizarre decision to debate middle-class economics while dressed in the aristocratic weeds of the Baroness Dierdre Von Goldencollar.