Shane Hedges

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Bill Ayers: I was Sarah Palin’s road kill

Years of attacks didn’t prepare me for the charge that Obama was “palling around with terrorists” — meaning me<p>“This is not a man who sees America as you see it and how I see America,” vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin cried out to the agitated crowd during a 2008 campaign rally, referring to …

An Economic Avalanche Is Coming

Last week, we didn't get scheduled releases on construction spending, factory orders, or employment. Next week, we may not get releases on trade, job openings, wholesale inventories, import prices, inflation (PPI), retail sales, and business inventories.<p>The data produced by the private sector …

Wisconsin Gov. Walker defies order to close federally-funded parks

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is defying a directive from the National Park Service to close down several state parks that receive federal funding in the wake of the partial government shutdown.<p>The Republican governor has directed the state Natural Resources Department to keep open parks that receive …

GOLDMAN: If The Debt Ceiling Isn't Raised And The Treasury Runs Out Of Cash, Then Say Goodbye To 4.2% Of GDP*

The government shutdown is the result of Congress' failure to make a budget deal.<p>However, the shutdown has taken attention away from a much bigger policy risk: the impending debt ceiling, which is when the U.S. Treasury is no longer able to borrow money by issuing debt.<p>Economists as well as …

Shutdown’s roots lie in deeply embedded divisions in America’s politics

From the civil rights struggle to the Reagan Revolution to Obamacare, a history of hyper-partisanship.<p>From the civil rights struggle to the Reagan Revolution to Obamacare, a history of hyper-partisanship.<p>The government shutdown did not happen by accident. It is the latest manifestation — an extreme …

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