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Shrinking Revenue Offers

Jared Bernstein has a nice, but depressing chart on various revenue offers between Obama and Boehner.

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Jonathan Chait’s Case for Obama

The Case for Obama: Why He is a Great President. Yes, Great.  I decided to support Barack Obama pretty early in the Democratic primary, around spring of 2007. But unlike so many of his supporters, I never experienced a kind … Continue reading

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Hard to debate a Moving Target (and other reasons why Romney won the debate tonight)

Romney won. Here’s why: 1. It’s hard to hit a moving target: When the President came ready to take on Romney’s $5 trillion tax plan, Romney simply changed his plan in real time. While this might make for good flip … Continue reading

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The Cost of Letting the Housing Market Hit Bottom

A new op-ed from Carl Shaprio and Pascal Noel. When large, important parts of a modern economy fail, like the banks or the housing market, policy makers have a choice. They can do nothing and hope that the problems will … Continue reading

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Job Growth: Obama Recovery much better than Bush in Private Sector

To understand the competing claims about job growth under Obama and Bush, you really need to look at these two graphs (from Paul Krugman) that separate private and public employment. Key Points Private sector job growth is much more impressive … Continue reading

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Obama’s Electoral Cushion

Based on a literal interpretation of recent state polls from realclearpolitics, Obama would win the election with 294 electoral votes. His lead could sustain a ~3-4 point across the board hit. Add this to the growing list of reasons why Eurozone … Continue reading

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