Brandon Greife


August 2010


Not Even Bush Can Save Democrats From the Failing Economy

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He’s baa-aack. No, not Brett Favre, I’m talking about George W. Bush. With the Obama administration’s “Recovery Summer” looking like the most inappropriately named thing since a Jersey Shore season shot in Miami, Democrats are resurrecting their favorite villain in the push up to the November ...

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TAGS:
Boehner, John
Van Hollen, Chris
economy
unemployment
Bush, George W.
Obama, Barack
Obama administration
Congress
2010 Congressional elections

Why Social Security Politics Help Republicans

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With very little fanfare Social Security turned 75 last week. Sadly, I seriously question whether it will be around for my 75th birthday. The recent birthday gave talking heads on both sides of the aisle reason to weigh in on the economic health of the program. The dichotomy is fascinating. When ...

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TAGS:
social security
retirement
baby boomers
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
Reid, Harry
Ryan, Paul
Obama, Barack
deficit and national debt

Don't Mythologize Reagan's Political Purity--or Kennedy's

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Each party has their ideal president. A person whose strengths we highlight, whose weaknesses we whitewash, and whom, in general, we mythologize.

For Republicans it’s Reagan. Reagan was, to be sure, one of the most conservative presidents in recent history. But he wasn’t exactly the Republican ...

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TAGS:
Reagan, Ronald
Kennedy, John
Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
Clinton, Bill
Obama, Barack

Liberals Are Losing the National Debt Argument

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Saying wrong things louder doesn’t make you any more right. That is the main lesson I learned during my summer working in a big-city courtroom. Court, especially from behind a district attorney’s table, is an ideal forum to observe human behavior: a high-stress, high-stakes environment where every ...

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TAGS:
economy
economic stimulus
Obama, Barack
deficit and national debt
GDP
recession
unemployment
Ryan, Paul
Congress

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