Tag Archives: Kevin Drum

The Final Outsourcing

Things are tough out there. Kids graduating from college hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt are finding there are no jobs, because the economy shifted: The deep recession wiped out primarily high-wage and middle-wage jobs. Yet the strongest employment … Continue reading

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Hacking Away

There have been a few feints to the left and right but no third party in America has ever amounted to much of anything. Sure they exist – a Libertarian Party and a Green Party and a Socialist Party and … Continue reading

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Still Stuck in High School

Some things just somehow say it all. In the recent midterm elections, in Delaware, in the one Senate debate, Christine O’Donnell, pressed on a policy matter, and looking a bit panicked, as it was clear she had no answer to … Continue reading

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No, Seriously

On a rainy Sunday morning in Los Angeles there’s that dead time between that hour with the political shows – Meet the Press and This Week and Face the Nation – background noise as you plow through the Sunday funnies … Continue reading

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The Maine Stuff

There was that recent revolt in Maine – the Tea Party crowd rose up and took over the Republican Party there – scrapping the usual moderate kind of Rockefeller-Republican platform and replacing it with something more to their liking: The … Continue reading

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