The Stock Market isn’t Everything, but It is Something

By: Monday August 8, 2011 3:46 pm

The stock market isn’t everything. While watching its movements provides a sense of immediate gratification for the media, the effects of its regular ups and downs has on politics are fairly small. Only about half the country owns stocks in some form and your average 40 year old doesn’t vote or really change their behavior [...]

Why Republican’s Medicare Privatization Plan is so Political Devastating Right Now

By: Wednesday June 15, 2011 6:14 pm

There is a reason that the Ryan Medicaid ending vote was political malpractice. The fact is that when you are trying to take apart the social safety net in the middle of a major recession. When middle-aged folks are wondering if they will work again, putting a further burden on them is going to be a loser.

All Things Considered, Now Is a Good Time for Democratic Senators to Retire

By: Friday May 13, 2011 5:21 pm

The announcement by Sen. Herb Kohl (WI) that he will not be seeking re-election makes him the sixth member of the Democratic caucus that has chosen not to run again this year. With Democrats forced to defend 23 of the 33 senate seats up in 2012, the loss of the incumbent advantage in another race [...]

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