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Running with Scissors: Why the Debt-Ceiling Deal is a Victory for the Tea Party and Barack Obama

I don’t like the Tea Party’s social conservatism, but its libertarian impulses are proving to be extraordinarily good for America’s long-term economic health—and Barack Obama’s prospects for reelection. Barack Obama ought to be crowing right now (and he most certainly … Continue reading

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Is Barack Obama Doing a Jerry Brown?

On the debt ceiling debate, this seems to me a good sign (from the New York Times today): “We don’t need a minideal,” Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat, said Wednesday on the Senate floor. “We … Continue reading

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