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Tag: Nick Leavens
  • CBO BOMB: ‘Deficits will cause debt to rise to unsupportable levels’…

    Below is the text from the Congressional Budget Office website (which has been inaccessible due to apparent inability of government servers to present data efficiently).  The document details the importance of lowering federal debt by cutting spending or by increasing federal revenues (or both).   Federal Debt and the Risk of a Fiscal CrisisOver the …

  • Double Dip Recessions and What to Do about Them

    In stark contrast to a story last week that painted President Fanklin Roosevelt as the greatest U.S. President of all time, a story in today’s Washington Post asks if President Obama isn’t perhaps following in the same economic missteps that FDR took in the mid to late 1930’s.  By fixating on the debt and stimulus …

  • 24 Types of Libertarian: A Rebuttal

    I found this today on reddit.com/r/libertarian in response to the previously mentioned 24 types of libertarian. (click for full-size)

  • Senator Admits He’s Clueless

    Christopher Dodd, outgoing Connecticut Senator who is retiring after being involved in multiple controversies made the following comments after finalizing details of the new financial overhaul legislation overnight:  This is about as important as it gets, because it deals with every single aspect of our lives. (source)  No one will know until this is actually in place …

  • Welfare Coming to the Nation’s Law Schools

    According to the New York Times, law schools across the country are giving their students some stimulus in the form of inflated grades: One day next month every student at Loyola Law School Los Angeles will awake to a higher grade point average. But it’s not because they are all working harder. The school is retroactively inflating …

  • Congressman Etheridge’s Response to His Viral Video

    A few hours after becoming today’s viral video sensation, Congressman Bob Etheridge released a statement regarding his actions: I have seen the video posted on several blogs.  I deeply and profoundly regret my reaction and I apologize to all involved.  Throughout my many years of service to the people of North Carolina, I have always tried …

  • The Heroic Left-Right Peace Conference

    Dan McCarthy of The American Conservative invited YAL’s Nick Leavens, Shaun Bowen, and me to attend a bipartisan peace conference last week. Attendees came to the meeting hoping to form a broad antiwar coalition. Disagreements arose, but we were unified in opposition to  Obama’s wars and the bipartisan foreign policy of empire.  The meeting, organized by Voters for Peace chair Kevin Zeese, and former …

  • The Fed should be more transparent

    Check out this article written by my favorite Doctor, Rep. Ron Paul.  Paul argues for more transparency from the Fed, and gives reasons why HR 1207 is an important piece of legislation. For nearly 100 years the Federal Reserve has operated largely in the shadows. The Fed’s monetary policy operations, including open-market operations and agreements …

  • Ugly

    This blog post really needs to start with a giant graphic that shows just how our current recession stacks up against other post World War II recessions- in terms of percent job losses relative to peak employment prior to the start of the recession. (click to enlarge) Ugly is pretty much all you can say …

  • Congress working to deliver bailout for USPS

    From Politico.com: Democrats moved Thursday to give special relief to the financially strapped Postal Service, which would be allowed to defer $4 billion in payments due at the end of this month to cover retirement benefits for its employees. Republicans protested the bailout but made no significant effort to block the provision, which has now …