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  1. the economy
    Jobless Claims Rise Again As Virus SurgesA sign that economic recovery may be stalling out as the pandemic grips America again.
  2. the national interest
    Republican Stimulus Plan Gives Less Money to Poor HouseholdsThe most irrationally diabolical element of Mitch McConnell’s bill.
  3. The GOP Is Embracing Fiscal Irresponsibility. That’s (Probably) for the Best.Republicans are poised to pass a giant stimulus in an already-strong economy. That’s bad for the deficit — but good for workers.
  4. Trump Hopes to Tackle Tax Reform and Infrastructure SimultaneouslyAfter failing to get Trumpcare to the House floor, the president has (reportedly) decided he can push two major policies through Congress at once.
  5. Trump Aims to Pass $1 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Right After Tax CutsOnce he’s done with Obamacare and tax reform, Trump hopes to fund highway renovation, high-speed rail, and, possibly, Elon Musk’s Hyperloop.
  6. the national interest
    Idiotic Conservative Anti-Stimulus Talking Point Won’t DieNational Review tried to defend John Podhoretz, and it goes very badly.
  7. the national interest
    Too Many Charlie Cooks2014 Charlie Cook versus 2009 Charlie Cook.
  8. the national interest
    The Congressional Budget Office and the Bizarre, Partisan Jobs DebateSuddenly, the budget geeks matter.
  9. ink-stained wretches
    Peggy Noonan Wishes Obama Had Done Some Kind of Stimulus-y Thing for JobsIf only that had happened.
  10. master debaters
    Mitt Romney Fits Three Lies Into a Single SentenceThis is one for the history books. 
  11. the national interest
    Is Mitt Romney a Keynesian?The best short-term hope for the unemployed may be a Mitt Romney presidency
  12. the national interest
    The Chart That Proves the Stimulus Was Never TriedWhy Paul Ryan should be pleased.
  13. managed expectations
    Ben Bernanke Tries to Harsh Your Unemployment MellowBernanke’s Charlie Brown face explained.
  14. the hunt for red november
    Jon Huntsman Thought the Stimulus Was Too Small“It probably wasn’t large enough.”
  15. it happened this week
    It Happened This Week: Striking BackHillary Clinton hit Barack Obama on Reverend Jeremiah Wright even as critics slammed her for fibbing about Bosnian sniper fire, Sean Combs smacked down rumors that he was involved with Tupac’s shooting, and other events of the week that was.