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Jason Linkins

Harvard Study Suggests Health Insurance Saves Lives. The Hill Wonders If That's A Good Thing.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have conducted a study of Massachusetts' Commonwealth Care program, and they've found something ver...

Jason Linkins

New York Times Reporters Do Not Understand How Marginal Tax Rates Work

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.20.2012 | Media

For whatever reason, an article titled "Investors Rush to Beat Threat of Higher Taxes" was published by The New York Times despite the fact that it c...

Jason Linkins

USA Today Fails 'Math For Grownups'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2011 | Media

Laura Laing is the author of a book called Math For Grownups. Gregory Connolly is an ostensibly grown-up journalist, tasked by USA Today to summarize some "tips" from Laing's book. But in his summary, Connolly doesn't seem to get how taxes work.

Jason Linkins

Pawlenty's Pretty Sure Bank Of America's Taxes Are Too Damn High

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Corporate tax rates! I still have fond memories of the 2008 campaign, where Senator John McCain and his sometime-surrogate business super-genius Car...

Jason Linkins

Congressional Budget Office: Sometimes Wonks Have To Explain Their Work To Morons

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Allow me to state for the record that I have great sympathy for the dedicated professionals at the Congressional Budget Office. In Washington's parti...

Failing the Test: Did Our Discomfort With Numbers Doom Health Reform?

Abdulrahman El-Sayed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Abdulrahman El-Sayed

While the implications of our national falling-out with numbers on the strength of our technical workforce are obvious, the policy implications of this trend may be more insidious.

Jason Linkins

Will Fox News Enforce Its "Zero Tolerance" Policy On Recent Error? [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Back in November Fox News Channel, in response to a series of widely reported on-air mistakes, issued a memo that stated: Effective immediately, ther...