James Connolly
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Ronald Reagan Likely Helped Cause the Great Recession

The "Golden Age" of Ronald Reagan was only golden for a select minority. Reagan's legacy could be seen as one that helped spark the Great Recession and power inequality.

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The Reality of the Debt Debate and the Claims Of "Inflationistas"

The government's power to improve our economic state is being thwarted by the GOP and beltway experts making hypocritical claims about an impending debt crisis.
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Mohamad Morsi: Eguptian Progress Under Threat Because of His Constitutional Referendum

The recent maneuvers by Egyptian president Mohamad Morsi are putting the fragile progress made in Egypt at risk and perhaps returning Egypt to a dictatorship.
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Ron Paul and Libertarians: How They Unwittingly Brought an End to Their Own Civil Liberties

The followers of Ron Paul and the Austrian religion are unwittingly calling for an end to their own civil liberties.
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: There is No Debt Doomsday, the Rich Just Want More Money

The debate over 2013 tax reform is misguided. "Deficit hawks" ... those who want austerity ... just want to keep more of their money.
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Israel Hamas War Highlights Horrific Palestinian Living Conditions

The pure terror and destruction of living conditions and livelihoods of the Gazans on the part of Israel, is not just relegated to the Gaza strip.

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Fiscal Cliff 2013: Election Results Show That Americans Reject GOP Budget Hawks

The necessity of public investment -- even if it means deficit spending -- is supported by historical considerations as well as by ongoing cases such as Spain and Greece.
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Presidential Election 2012 Coverage LIVE: Obama Wins in Electoral Landslide! Commentary, Analysis and Updates

Follow along LIVE for the latest election results and commentary from New York
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Ohio Presidential Polls: Obama Leading, and it is Because of the Auto Bailout

The polls in Ohio show a near insurmountable lead by Barack Obama today and the reason is his support among white working class voters, support due to the auto bailout
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Why You Should Vote Obama: Because Mitt Romney Has No Plan to Fix the Economy

As the presidential polls tighten and we near election day, voters should be clear that Mitt Romney is basing his economic plan on 2 unfounded ideas that will never work.
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Ohio Polls: Nate Silver 538 Predictions Have Obama Winning Ohio and a Second Term

Nate Silver's 538 blog at the New York Times, has President Obama winning Ohio, and the general election.

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Presidential Polls 2012: Voters Overwhelmingly Think Obama Will Win on Tuesday

Much can still change from now until November 6, but at present, Obama’s “firewall” persists, as the latest presidential polls show.
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Fiscal Cliff 2013: Why American Austerity is Not the Answer To US Fiscal Woes

U.S. policymakers are gearing up for the fast approaching “fiscal cliff.” But one wrong move, and we're all going to fall off.
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Who Won the Presidential Debate: Obama is Victorious

Monday's debate will be the last chance for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to sway undecided voters as they tackle the pressing issues of current foreign policy.
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Final Presidential Debate: Why a Romney Presidency Would Imperil the Global Economy

Romney has expressed his opposition to fiscal stimulus by reiterating his faith in free markets and the their ability to self-correct. This is the same austerity that is not working in Europe.
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Who Won the Presidential Debate Tonight? Obama Wins, Proving He is Still Alive, While Romney Was Lacking

Through his performance tonight, Obama has assuaged Democratic fears that he has been losing his edge during the last leg of the campaign.

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Who Won the Presidential Debate 2012: Obama Beats Romney, But Both Candidates Came Off Stong

After a strong showing by his vice president, Obama will come out strong and prevail over Romney, in a forum that best suits his strengths in debating.
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Presidential Polls 2012: Romney Leads Obama By 4, But Public Must Be Cautious Not to Vote For Failed Policies

Despite last month’s strong employment data, Obama is still losing ground in key swing states, such as Florida.
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VP Debate 2012 Results: Biden Trounces the GOP and Sends Ryan Packing

After a lackluster performance by Obama, Biden reclaimed the presidential throne against Paul Ryan at the vice presidential debate on Thursday.
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Presidential Debates 2012: What They Cannot Tell You About Barack Obama

Despite nearly four years in the White House and endless amounts of public exposure, the true identity of Barack Obama remains largely obscured from view.