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Did Obama Help or Hinder the Recovery? Dueling Campaign Narratives

Today, I came across a variation of the employment chart below in an Obama campaign ad. In this ad, the old adage holds: There are “lies, damned lies, and statistics.” In this campaign season, this truism will likely apply to … Continue reading

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The Disadvantages of Growing up Wealthy

Now that I have your attention, I think it is fair to state up front that there really are few disadvantages to growing up wealthy. You never have to worry about finding a job or joining the military to pay … Continue reading

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Marginal Tax Rates And Recessions

A Reflections of a Rational Republican reader suggested that I attempt to debunk or challenge the notion from two posts (see “Rich Peoples Taxes Have Little to Do with Job Creation” and “The Myth of the Lower Marginal Tax Rates“) … Continue reading

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Private Equity: A Force for Good, or Evil?

Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney has been under a lot of pressure recently because of his private equity experience. Much of this negative media attention stems from certain assumptions about the nature of the private equity industry — assumptions that reflect … Continue reading

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Are Liberals More Educated Than Conservatives?

Update: Click here for the most recent statistics. A surprising amount of anti-conservative bigotry on the web asserts that conservatives are inherently less intelligent than liberals. Admittedly, some prominent conservatives make statements that go against the mainstream scientific consensus on topics such as … Continue reading

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The Democratic National Committee Might Want to Get a New Chair

Today, DNC Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz had a tough time on Fox News Sunday. She exemplified the double standard that some Democrats hold regarding President Obama. For instance, in the clip below, she maintains that Mitt Romney was accountable … Continue reading

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Promises, Promises: Why Hope Is Not a Method

Many Democrats continue to blame President Bush for the painfully slow economic recovery. This scapegoating persists despite the facts that Democrats controlled both houses of Congress from 2006 to 2010, and that the country is three years into the Obama … Continue reading

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The Young, the Pragmatic, and the Ideological

Early entrance polls from CBS show a three-way race among Ron Raul, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. According to the network, Paul’s supporters tend to be “male, younger, and many are first-time caucus goers.” Romney’s voters care most about electability, … Continue reading

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Top 10 Predictions for 2012

Last year, I started this blog with my top 10 predictions for 2011. I also polled readers on these same predictions. At the end of the year, my accuracy rate was 40%, while my readers were right 50% of the … Continue reading

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ROARR’s Guiding Principles (Part VII): A Strong National Defense Is the Cornerstone of a Robust Republic

In Part I of this series, I argued a fundamental reason our government is broken is the political selection process favoring ideological warriors over pragmatic problem solvers. I introduced my “Funnel of Futility” theory: as ideology becomes increasingly important in … Continue reading

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