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The Road Ahead

In the wake of the Iowa caucuses, what matters now is not the exact order of Romney, Santorum, and Paul; the numbers are very close. What does matter is the range between the candidates. Iowa gives us basically a tie between Romney and Santorum, with both at around 25%. Ron Paul comes out a strong …

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Written by Fred Bauer on Wednesday January 4, 2012

States Will Be Slammed by Default

A federal default could cascade through state governments, forcing tax increases and budget cuts on local taxpayers. Medicaid budgets could be slashed. Federal money for unemployment benefits could halt. State colleges could lose federal grants. The Pew Center on the States reports that …

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Written by Nicole Glass on Wednesday July 27, 2011

Long Term Unemployment by State

The WSJ has a powerful, depressing interactive chart of long-term unemployment. Nation-wide, more than 25% of the unemployed have been out of work for more than a year. But in hard-hit states like California, Georgia, South Carolina, and Michigan, the proportion jumps to over 33%. See …

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Written by David Frum on Thursday July 21, 2011