Politics Roundtable

Politics Roundtable

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Brad DeLong


July 24, 2014, 10:18 am, 1304673

Richard Atkinson: The Guns at Last Light:

Operation COBRA, that biggest thing, was Bradley’s plan, although not his plan alone. Montgomery for one had encouraged a sledgehammer blow on a narrower front than the ...


July 24, 2014, 10:18 am, 1304674

Scott Lemieux: "And, In Conclusion, KU's Teams Will Now Be Known As the Kansas Reagans": "Shorter Sam Brownback:

My crazy Democratic opponent thinks that raising taxes is a way to ...


July 24, 2014, 10:18 am, 1304672

A correspondent writes, apropos of http://fivethirtyeight.com:

Nate Silver's extraordinary and unique excellence is to take a look at a complicated but relatively unsophisticated spreadsheet model of a situation and then, every day, telling an excellent narrative story about ...


July 23, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1304332

July 23, 2014, 10:18 pm, 1304331

Over at Equitable Growth: Lawrence Summers: Advantages the Rich Have That Money Cannot Buy: "The primary reason for concern about inequality is that lower- and middle-income workers have too little...

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July 23, 2014, 6:18 pm, 1304214

NIMBYism taken to extremes with astroturf "neighborhood associations":

April Gilbert: Berkeley restaurant has been approved: Let’s let it open: "I am a homeowner on Russell Street just below College...

and thus an ...


July 23, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1304114

Sarah Kliff: Separate circuit court rules in favor of Obamacare subsidies: "The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals...

ruled Tuesday afternoon that Obamacare subsidies could be offered through federally-run insurance marketplaces.

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July 23, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1304113

July 23, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1304111

She writes:

Tanvi Misra: How Turbans Helped Some Blacks Go Incognito In The Jim Crow Era: "There's a weekly trial on the Internet...

...about who may be stealing culture from whom. Earlier this week, the defendants ...


July 23, 2014, 4:18 pm, 1304112

The Austro-Hungarian Ultimatum to Serbia:

Vienna, July 22, 1914

Your Excellency will present the following note to the Royal Government on the afternoon of Thursday, July 23:

On the 31st of March, 1909, the Royal ...