Monthly Archives: October 2012

Mauled by Attack Ads, Incumbents Weigh Tighter Rules

Source: New York Times WASHINGTON — An onslaught of negative political advertisements in Congressional races has left many incumbents, including some Republicans long opposed to restrictions on campaign spending, concluding that legislative measures may be in order to curtail the … Continue reading

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American Election System is a Disaster

The problems of voter fraud and voter suppression are uniquely American. Other mature democracies have elections run by nonpartisan officials, with political parties having no role. For example, to eliminate voter fraud, many other countries send each voter a postcard … Continue reading

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Romney’s 12 million jobs plan is a sham

Source: The Plum Line / George Sargent And guess what: Romney’s 12 million jobs plan is a sham: Paul Krugman devotes a whole column to this blog’s favorite topic, the idea that Romney’s 12 million jobs plan is, with no exaggeration, nothing … Continue reading

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Romney’s Lies

Source: Paul Krugman Aha. Via Greg Sargent, the Romney campaign is lying about its jobs plan. I’m using the L-word advisedly. What I don’t mean is that I don’t believe Romney’s claims about what his policies would accomplish; I don’t, … Continue reading

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Income Inequality May Take Toll on Growth

Source: NYTimes WASHINGTON — Income inequality has soared to the highest levels since the Great Depression, and the recession has done little to reverse the trend, with the top 1 percent of earners taking 93 percentof the income gains in … Continue reading

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The Obama economy: This time was different, at least at the beginning

Source: Ezra Klein The most difficult question in any election — but particularly in this election — is “compared to what?” For instance: The recovery has been slow and painful compared to what we’d expect following a normal recession. But this wasn’t … Continue reading

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When did Obama lose ‘the vision thing’?

Joe Biden did his job Thursday. But in the end, winning the election is up to the presidential candidate, not the vice presidential candidate. He had it when he was first sworn into office. (Jae C. Hong/AP) The next presidential … Continue reading

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