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The GOP's Big Lie on Job Creation

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Since the effect of the stimulus and other Obama policies took effect, the level of job creation in his administration has been higher than that under four of the last six Republican presidents.

The Olympics & American Politics

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Of course the individual athletes who won the medals deserve the credit for their achievements. But many of them never would have had the opportunity to develop their individual talents to the Olympic level had it not been for sensible, needed government actions.

Job Policies: An Experiment

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Even leaving the 2009 job losses out of the calculation, jobs were created under Clinton's policies at a rate nearly eight times faster than they were during the second Bush's business- and high-income-friendly policies -- precisely the policies of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

THE Question for Voters

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

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Un-Favorite Son

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

Romney's current 36 percent support in Massachusetts is 21 percent less than the average home-state totals for the past twelve presidential winners and more than 15 points behind the home-state average for losing presidential nominees.