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Rebuke of Republican Rejection of Renewables Not Far Off the Mark

Today, the New York Times published a Room for Debate series of columns on “Can the U.S. Compete With China on Green Tech?”. I wanted to focus in particular on David Roberts’ column, “Understanding the Objective“, which decries the Republican … Continue reading

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Mr. Kettle, Meet Mr. Pot: Both Right and Left Guilty of Targeting Imagery

So we’ve all seen the infamous and unfortunate Palin campaign map circa 2010. Below is the Democratic Leadership Council’s “Targeting Strategy” circa 2004 with a reference to Republican-leaning states being “behind enemy lines.” You know what they say about people … Continue reading

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Please Stick to Economics, Mr. Krugman

Less than forty-eight hours after a horrible tragedy involving a deranged lunatic whose library includes the works of Karl Marx, Mr. Krugman has the gall to make a blatantly partisan attack. Both parties are guilty of toxic rhetoric, even threats. … Continue reading

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The Politics of Unemployment: Political Parties and Job Creation

Having examined how the stock market performed under different political parties and Presidential administrations in “Time to Invest: Markets Outperformed during the Second Half of a President’s First Term” and “Think You Can Make Money Investing When Your Party is … Continue reading

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Time to Invest: Markets Outperformed during the Second Half of a President’s First Term

To follow up on my previous post, “Think You Can Make Money Investing When Your Party is in Power? Guess Again”, I decided to look into how the market performed during different Presidential terms. It turns out that the stock … Continue reading

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Senator Lindsey Graham Shows Uncommon Common Sense and Courage for a Politician

Today on Meet the Press, Senator Lindsey Graham showed significant political courage by taking a clear and unambiguous stand on reigning in entitlement spending, particularly on Social Security. He vowed: “I will not vote for the debt ceiling increase until … Continue reading

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Think You Can Make Money Investing When Your Party is in Power? Guess Again

Pundits on the left cite the economic prosperity and stock performance during the Clinton administration as evidence of the Democratic Party’s “superior” fiscal policies. Commentators on the right retort that the market did well during the Clinton administration despite his … Continue reading

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A Return to Reason

The current political climate has shifted decisively since the end of the Cold War from a dialogue between two political parties confronting the challenges of a bipolar world to a shouting match between two armed camps engaged in a zero … Continue reading

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