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FOR many observers, 2011 was a terrible year in American political discourse, with the summer's standoff over the debt ceiling representing a new low for partisanship and obstructionism. In a very interesting essay in the New York Review of Books, Mark Lilla argues that what's happened over the past few years is nothing less than "the mainstreaming of political apocalypticism", with grave consequences for the country. It's not an easy argument to...
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A lot of people make a mistake when they attribute alleged inability to meet certain public policy objectives to lack of money. This is a point I've been wanting to make for a long time, but in order to make it I needed to find an example of someone making a truly absurd version of the error. Fortunately, Liquat Ahmed's Lords of Finance delivers quite early on. It's conventional nowadays to mock pre-WWI European elites for believing that a genera...
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Wow. CVG has become a ghost town.
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Cincinatti airport. Delta whacked like 60-70% of their flights. Used to be a packed joint. Now it's a Ghost town. 
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Very fancy! Are you having any demos?
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Hooray! Finally turning that kum and go/infinite on park avenue back into a gas station!
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Nitro Old Rasputin is amazing!
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Somebody has to pay for government
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Holder comes out swinging
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The zero lower bound in our minds
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PRIOR to the crisis, there was a general (if tenuous) accord among macroeconomists of many different stripes, that the Federal Reserve could

Politifact's Bizarre "Lie of the Year"
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Politifact's Bizarre "Lie of the Year"

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Plush and unusual punishment
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The Economist stress tests Dodd-Frank
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DURING the financial crisis of 2008, it became abundantly clear that America's banking system was not equipped to handle the failure of a la

Don't blame Cain. Blame his supporters
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FOUR days ago, Herman Cain stated in an interview with PBS's Judy Woodruff that he thinks China is a potential military threat to America: