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The Independent Agenda Is on Hiatus

Two years ago this month, The Independent Agenda launched, just in time for the debt-limit crisis that caused Standard & Poor’s to strip the U.S. of its AAA credit rating. Then came the run-up to the 2012 presidential election, primary … More…

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What the Obama Presidency Really Means

President Obama is still in the first year of his second term and a lot will happen between now and 2016, but we already can glimpse what his legacy will be.

As I’ve written, the trio of scandals that … More…

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The Recovery Has Legs, But Not for Everyone

On Tuesday came the astonishing news that the Standard & Poor’s/Case-Shiller  home price had its biggest increase  in seven years. The gains were across the board—existing housing, new housing, building permits, everything.

The Case-Shiller index rose 10.9% over … More…

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Climate Change Skeptics “Win” as Earth Warms

Amid all the talk about scandals in Washington, the most important news story of the year has been nearly overlooked.

As Justin Gillis of The New York Times reported a couple of weeks ago, the level of carbon dioxide in … More…

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Why President Obama Will Survive the Scandals

On Wednesday, President Obama struck back against a rising chorus of criticism in Congress and the media over his handling of a trio of scandals that have rocked Washington.

  • He announced that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has asked for and
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