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Abraham Lincoln (1832)

| Apr 22, 2020

My politics are short and sweet, like the old woman’s dance. I am in favor of a national bank … the internal improvements system and a high protective tariff.

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Wells King

Wells King is the research director at American Compass.

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The Limits of the Realignment

Aaron Sibarium | Nov 23, 2020 |

Not many talking points survived November’s narratological cull. The assumption that high turnout would crush Republicans down ballot turned out to be false, with both parties seeing a groundswell of government-dividing, record-shattering support. The assurance that, this time, the pollsters knew what they were doing went from confident to quaint in the blink of an […]

Time to End the Race-to-the-Bottom on Unemployment Insurance

Rob Atkinson | Nov 23, 2020 |

While the unemployment rate had fallen to 6.9 percent in October, the employment-population ratio was 3.7 percentage points lower than in February. 6.7 million workers were no longer looking for work and 3.6 million workers were unemployed for 27 weeks or more. Congress is considering a stimulus and recovery package, that hopefully should include support […]