Ruy Teixeira

Everyone Economics

New data supports economic populism as a Democratic strategy

A framework for advocating and explaining progressive economic policies has tremendous appeal to voters in the center of electorate.

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With Terry McAuliffe’s gubernatorial victory over Ken Cuccinelli, Democrats have now won seven of Virginia’s eight high-profile, statewide races since 2005 (three Senate races, two Presidential contests, and two of three gubernatorial elections). The lone exception, Bob McDonnell’s gubernatorial victory in 2009, provides an instructive contrast with the current contest.

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Does the current mania for austerity make any sense? 

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Good Speech, Bad Strategy

Obama's State of the Union doesn't bode well for his coalition

Obama's State of the Union doesn't bode well for the future of his coalition.

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Baby Talk

Do low fertility rates spell economic collapse?

In a new book, Jonathan Last argues that low fertility rates spell economic doom. Not quite. 

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Here we go again. Because the fiscal cliff deal left the debt ceiling issue untouched, Americans can count on a rerun of the mid-2011 “debt ceiling” debate over whether the United States government should be allowed to pay its bills.

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If the polls are right about the composition of "likely voters," Obama's in big trouble.

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What’s The Matter with White People is really about what’s the matter with the white working class.

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Only one thing can keep Obama's coalition together long-term: economic growth.

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Eyes on the Prize

Sean Trende, a senior elections analyst, believes that the very notion of long-lasting political realignments is a myth.

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