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Should We Be Grateful to China for Buying U.S. Treasuries?

Read the entire report at AmericanProgress.org. The current economic relationship between the United States and China is perilous for both countries. The nature of that...

Watergate and the S&P, How Well do Markets Forecast Political Dysfunction?

I don’t think that I am alone in wondering why equity markets have not only held their own but have actually added value despite...

Just Plain Nuts: House Republican Budget Proposals Put Forth in the Most Haphazard Manner...

This article was originally posted at AmericanProgress.org. Less than a week after the House Appropriations Committee sorted out its final staff assignments, their new chairman,...

Frozen Budgets Can Be Dangerous to Your Health

This article first appeared at AmericanProgress.org. The federal budget is big and perplexing. Sometimes it seems like nothing more than a sea of random numbers....

Behind The Scenes: How Congressional Conservatives Induced Financial Crisis

When Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson called congressional leaders early last week to ask for $700 billion in public funds to buy distressed loans and...

Education Reforms Will Miss the ‘Top’ Without Broader Consensus

This article was first posted at AmericanProgress.org. I am sure that Jonathan Alter’s recent column in Newsweek, “How Congress Keeps Screwing Up Education — President...

Will Congress Push Public Debt to 97 Percent of GDP?

The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the new House Republican tax plan which indicates that the deficit will increase by $1.7...

Procedurally Correct: The House Can Decide How to Enact Health Reform

This article was first posted at AmericanProgress.org. People who are opposed to health care reform are raising a real ruckus over a possible parliamentary maneuver...

Republican Earmarks: Fool Me Twice?

House Republicans will meet today to announce that they are renouncing the use of earmarks. Given that Democrats announced the day before that they...

Taking Responsibility: Republicans Continue Recovery Obstruction

Since the Republican Conference of the U.S. House of Representatives is largely made up of individuals who believe their party lost the 2008 elections...

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Will Congress Push Public Debt to 97 Percent of GDP?

The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the new House Republican tax plan which indicates that the deficit will increase by $1.7...
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