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Stimulus for Entrepreneurs

The debt-ceiling stalemate is distracting policymakers’ attention from what should be their number one economic priority: putting Americans back to work. Big jolts of conventional…

Wingnut Watch: Jim DeMint’s Filibuster, T-Paw and Bachmann’s Catfight.

Like most politically active Americans, the residents of Wingnut World are heavily focused on the debt limit negotiations. Unlike many politically active Americans, hard-core conservatives…

No Bargain for America

When you compromise between a good plan and a bad plan, you get a less good plan. So what happens when you compromise between two…

America’s Coming Infrastructure Crash

When President Obama took office in January 2009, he promised that ” to lay a new foundation for growth….we will build the roads and bridges.”…

Misinterpreting Data: How the WSJ Got the Wireless Jobs Story Wrong

On July 17 the online edition of the WSJ published a widely-cited story entitled Wireless Jobs Evaporate Even As Industry Expands. The main point of…

Gas vs. Gasoline

America has a serious oil deficit. We consume almost three times as much oil as we produce. As a result, we send more than $250…

Watch Replay of PPI Natural Gas Event

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Welcome Back, Gang of Six

Not a moment too soon, the Gang of Six has resurfaced in the U.S. Senate, breathing new life into hopes for a bipartisan “grand bargain”…

Wingnut Watch: Cut, Cap, Balance, Perry.

It’s a High Noon moment in Wingnut World, as conservatives do everything possible to sabotage a deal to increase the debt limit even as their…

Family Planning Fight Moves to States

Back in April, House Republicans tried to kill funding for a couple of the right’s favorite bête noires: Planned Parenthood and the Title X federal…