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Against Our Debate Obsession
October 16, 2012

The media's obsession with the presidential debates has reached the point of absurdity -- and threatens to damage our election process.

Economics in Action: The Life-Changing, Nobel-Winning Work of Al Roth
October 16, 2012

Roth’s influence is anything but theoretical. His effects on society are far-reaching.

Private Equity Exposed: A Lawsuit Blows the Lid Off Shady Deals
October 12, 2012

Why alleged collusion between private equity firms, like Bain Capital, matters to ordinary people.

How Romney Is Coping With Obama’s Newfound Ad Spending Advantage
October 05, 2012

Romney is dealing with getting outspent by taking risks in New Hampshire and Iowa.

Mitt Romney’s War with the Boston Globe
October 05, 2012

How Mitt Romney learned to hate the press

Zingers Don't Win Debates
October 02, 2012

Sighing and sweat have decided more presidential debates than great “zingers.”

Daily Breakdown: Obama's Bounce Cascades Across Battleground States
September 26, 2012

Obama's national advantage is buttressed by a lead in states worth 348 electoral votes.

Top Research Institutions and Long-Run Regional Prosperity
September 24, 2012

In 1906, James McKeen Cattell of Columbia University assembled a list of the 1000 most eminent American scientists of his day and published an analysis of their geographic distribution in the journal Science, including the 40 cities with at least five top scientists. Those cities correspond to 30 metropolitan areas today. Those metropolitan areas were home to 26 percent of 1900 U.S. population but 78 percent of the nation’s top scientists. Today, these metropolitan areas account for 24 percent of the U.S. population and 42 percent of U.S.

Romney Claims No Tax Advantage in Caymans
September 21, 2012

Why would anyone put his money in the Cayman Islands if there were, as Romney claims, no tax advantages?

Romney's Turnout Strategy Puts The Ball In Obama's Court
September 20, 2012

Obama has the votes he needs to win. If Romney can't persuade them to switch sides, then he just has to hope they don't vote.

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