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Long-term fixes needed

More great blogging from Ezra Klein, in this case two excellent items about the stimulus package. I think the real policy takeaway here, and in general from the events of 2007-2010, is that the anti-recession regime built after the New...

By Jonathan Bernstein  | December 29, 2010; 3:41 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
Categories:  Economy / unemployment  
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Inside GOP's strategy on unemployment

I wanted to expand a bit on the point I made earlier: Republicans are hoping there's a political silver lining for them in the standoff over unemployment, even though polls clearly show that majorities favor extending benefits even if it...

By Greg Sargent  | July 20, 2010; 12:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (104)
Categories:  Economy / unemployment, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans  
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The public view of unemployment benefits

With the war over unemployment benefits set to heat up today, it's worth noting that the public is on the side of Dems: Two big national polls show clearly that majorities want unemployment benefits extended -- even if it boosts...

By Greg Sargent  | July 20, 2010; 11:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (64)
Categories:  Economy / unemployment, House Dems, House GOPers, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans  
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