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How The Political Climate Is Crippling The Fed

Despite the predictions of investors and traders, Chairman Ben Bernanke announced in a speech Friday that he would not be proposing new steps by the Federal Reserve to help the economy. The reasons behind his inaction might be more political than monetary. Many people worry that the United States is on the brink of another […]

August 26, 2011

Huntsman Would Ask Wealthy To Sacrifice If Elected

Jon Huntsman 2.0 is continuing his sprint to the center, telling the PBS Newshour on Thursday that wealthy Americans will have to make sacrifices to revive the struggling American economy. “As president, I wouldn’t hesitate to call on a sacrifice from all of our people, even those at the very highest end of the income […]

August 25, 2011

GOP Attacks On EPA Ignore The Problem

Dutifully following their Tea Party scripts, most of the Republican presidential candidates have declared war on the Environmental Protection Agency. They claim that the economy is being smothered by regulations designed to keep our air and water safe. No iota of evidence is being offered, and in fact the record profits of big energy companies […]

August 23, 2011

Did Marriage Equality Kill The Economy?

Is same-sex marriage the root cause of America’s economic woes? According to Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, the answer is yes. Over the past two days, both conservative candidates made the case that marriage equality posed a grave threat to the future of the American economy. On Tuesday, Gingrich argued that there […]

August 17, 2011