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Robert Kuttner: Future Imperfect

Suppose President Obama’s jobs speech marks a turning point. He gets energized by being a little more partisan. He finds that putting Republicans on the defensive is good politics. His poll numbers improve. He wins some of his proposed jobs bill, and fights ha

China’s Rise Isn’t America’s Demise

Vice President Joe Biden, NY TimesI FIRST visited China in 1979, a few months after our countries normalized relations. China was just beginning to remake its economy, and I was in the first Senate delegation to witness this evolution. Traveling throu…

EVENT: SPENDING & DEFENDING – Janne Nolan

Janne Nolan is the Director of Nuclear Security Programs at the American Security Project. Previously, she was professor of international affairs at the University of Pittsburgh. She has held numerous senior positions in the private sector, including….

Postmaster General Asks Congress For Help

The U.S. Postal Service was established in the eighteenth century. And it is now trying to figure out how to survive in the twenty-first. The postmaster general took his dire case to a Senate committee Tuesday. He said if Congress doesn’t act fast, the Postal

MEMO: Congress’ Return

While members may have ducked tough constituent questions this August recess, they can’t run from the broader fiscal questions and problems that still face the nation. They’ll have to start putting economics before politics when they return this fall.

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