Robert Schlesinger

November 2011


Herman Cain Affair Allegations Are Irrelevant

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Wow, Herman Cain and I actually agree on something. Well, his lawyer and I actually agree on something anyway.

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Yesterday afternoon, a new element was added to the allegations of Cain’s peccadilloes: An Atlanta woman named Ginger ...

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Cain, Herman
politics
2012 presidential election
sex
marriage
Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
King Jr., Martin Luther

The Upside Down 2012 Politics of the Economy and the Deficit

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The politics surrounding the “super committee” and the economy generally have taken on a curious upside down quality recently.

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This struck me in reading this analysis by the Atlantic’s Marc Ambinder on why Obama kept clear of the super ...

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Obama, Barack
Obama administration
taxes
federal taxes
deficit and national debt
politics
2012 presidential election

No Amount of Obama 'Leadership' Could've Saved the Super Committee

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Despite what you might have heard, Barack Obama is not to blame for the failure of the so-called “super committee” to reach a debt deal. That the president should have exercised greater “leadership” has become a standard talking point both on the right and among the “everyone’s to blame for a ...

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politics
deficit and national debt
Republican Party
taxes
federal taxes
Obama, Barack

No, Both Sides Aren't to Blame for the 'Super Committee' Failure

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You don’t have to buy the trite, predictable cop-out storyline that the so-called super committee’s failure to reach a deficit-cutting agreement is equally attributable to intransigence on the part of both Republicans and Democrats. Thanks to the wonders of modern journalism and the Internet, you ...

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deficit and national debt
Republican Party
Democratic Party
federal taxes
taxes
politics
federal budget

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