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Trump Ohio

Ohio Voters Gave Trump an Eight-Point Margin in the Last Election. What Will They Do in 2020?

by Dudley Althaus | Nov 2, 2019 | Election 2020

The scarcely 22,000 voters of Ohio’s Ottawa County, nestled on the south shore of Lake Erie, have picked the winning presidential candidate for more than half a century, rarely straying more than a few points off dead center. The county’s largely working-class voters twice favored George W. Bush by between two and four points and […]

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It’s Time to Tax Financial Transactions

by Steven Pressman | Oct 18, 2019 | Economy, Politics

Over the years, many prominent economists have advocated taxing financial transactions. During the Great Depression that followed the 1929 stock market crash, John Maynard Keynes advocated such a tax to curb financial speculation and help ensure that investments went to productive endeavors rather than short-term gains. Nobel laureate James Tobin proposed a financial transactions tax […]

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Presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden

Instagram Tea Leaves

by WS Editors | Oct 15, 2019 | Media, Politics

It was easy enough to find out what the pundits thought about the Sept. 12 Democratic debate, but what about the candidates themselves? How did they position their candidacies in the days that followed? A scroll through Instagram was instructive and also provided a glimpse of how that platform is being deployed as source for […]

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Holding Democracy in the U.S. Hostage

by Anne Nelson | Oct 10, 2019 | Politics

One day in August 2004, as I drove down the street in my hometown of Stillwater, Okla., I tuned the radio dial to a new station. I settled on a random call-in show and sat back to listen. The host was denouncing the candidacy of John Kerry in terms that went something like this. “He […]

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Montana Plains

Montana Voters Offer Useful Intelligence

by Richard Brodsky | Sep 30, 2019 | Election 2020

For New Yorkers, summer travel to Montana has intrinsic worth: scenery, family, climate, and a break from the routine we create for ourselves. It is also an opportunity to see the world through a different set of eyes. Those eyes in Montana are cast firmly on the 2020 presidential election to precisely the same extent […]

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