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Class Warfare

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On September 19, 2011
Again, the central premise of the contemporary Republican Party is that people making $400K+ a year are living a hardscrabble existence, while a teacher or police officer making $50 K a year is enjoying a pampered life of unimaginable luxury. Share

“Fiscal restraint”

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On September 23, 2010
Jon Chait points out that for a generation now GOP proposals for Doing Something About Big Government have followed a predictable not to say neurotic pattern: Republicans keep running on platforms consisting of specified measures to increase the deficit and unspecified pledges to reduce it. Inevitably, they fail to reduce it. Then the party faithful […]

One market under God

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On December 21, 2009

Jon Chait has an interesting piece in TNR on the sclerotic condition of contemporary conservative free market dogma, as it tries to parry the Obama administration’s response to the financial cri

The Van Buren Boys

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On December 8, 2009

I’ve been reading Daniel Walker Howe’s superb What Hath God Wrought. Among its many strong points, it’s much-more clear-eyed about Andrew Jackson than Sean Wilentz’s similar hi

Preparing the Way…

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On November 23, 2008
This article is kind of fabulous, in the sense that it clearly lays out the connection between a lax attitude towards regulation and the production of bad loans: Simeon Ferguson, an 85-year-old Brooklyn resident with dementia, according to his attorney, signed up in February 2006 for an option ARM. The monthly cost was $2,400, but […]

The Impossible Dream

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On November 12, 2007

Billionaires for Bush mounts a search for the mythical family farmer affected by the estate tax. If you can find one — and a pony — you’ll get a free gift bag, so you lucky duckies s

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