Posts filed under “Politics”

60 Years of Budget Deficits in One Chart


Source: WonkBlog

Category: Politics, Taxes and Policy

10 Reasons Why Russia Invaded Ukraine

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Think Tank, War/Defense

What your candy says about your politics

Source: GovBeat

Category: Digital Media, Politics

The Shadow Lobbying Complex

click for ginormous graphic Source: The Nation

Category: Crony Capitalists, Digital Media, Politics, Really, really bad calls

Twitter: Even More Polarized Than You Imagined

Source: Quartz

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Technology

Government Space Programs

Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Science, Taxes and Policy, Technology, Travel

Applause for Debt-Ceiling Courage

Applause for Debt-Ceiling Courage David R. Kotok February 18, 2014     Two good things happened in Washington, DC. One received mass media fanfare, while the other escaped the radar. They are linked. Twenty-eight Republican members of the House of Representatives, including Speaker John Boehner, voted for a clean debt-ceiling increase. Those 28 Republicans were…Read More

Category: Politics, Think Tank

Creationism in Public Schools Mapped

Source: Slate

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Science, UnScience

Your Ideology Is Killing Your Portfolio

“It’s going to blow up the deficit, won’t create any jobs and will cause all sorts of other problems.” A hedge-fund manager was lecturing me about the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003, better known as the Bush tax cuts. I had been suggesting that this fund close its short positions on…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Investing, Politics, Psychology, Really, really bad calls

Appetite for Distraction

Bill O’Reilly sits down with President Obama before the Super Bowl to discuss important components of the Fox scandal grab-bag.

Bill O’Reilly, President Obama, and the Super Bowl Pre-Show

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President Obama deflects attention from his scandals by doing an interview with Fox about his scandals right before the most watched event in the history of television.

Appetite for Distraction

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Category: Politics, Television, Video