Articles and Links

This page will feature articles and links that (should) have appeared in other posts.

This is a fascinating article about polling from the New Republic. We will be talking about it when we do our unit on political opinion.  — http://www.newrepublic.com/article/114682/ppp-polling-methodology-opaque-flawed

Here’s a cheeky but useful primer on the federal reserve system from the Wonkblog:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/18/9-questions-about-the-federal-reserve-you-were-too-embarrassed-to-ask/

A really interesting blog post about the causes of wage inequality, especially in the U.S. that partially de-bunks the common wisdom that it’s the result of globalization;

http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/why-labors-share-of-income-is-falling/

There have been a number of posts about poverty. This article presents an interesting take on why the cycle of poverty is so tough to break:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/25/escaping-the-cycle-of-scarcity/

Here’s an article we are going to want to look at in the spring when we talk about the Supreme Court and campaign finance:

http://m.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/09/if-you-thought-em-citizens-united-em-was-bad-wait-for-this-supreme-court-case/280011/

A long, complicated but very interesting piece reviewing a book about national security

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115291/rahul-sagars-secret-leaks-reviewed-eric-posner

A short piece on the “nuclear option” and filibusters from New York Magazine

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/11/harry-reid-getting-itchy-nuclear-trigger-finger.html?mid=twitter_nymag

A piece on the way the sequester is pressuring GOP politicians. Provides some background about the sequester

http://nationalreview.com/article/364398/sequester-skirmish-breaks-out-right-jonathan-strong

Excellent, balanced piece from Tom Edsall on the Obamacare crisis and why it is especially worrying to liberal Democrats

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/opinion/edsall-the-obamacare-crisis.html?hp&rref=opinion

A very useful article about political ideology and the potential for third parties

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/04/opinion/edsall-the-center-cannot-hold.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0

Another interesting Edsall piece about the failure of the liberal project that focuses on the safety net rather than job creation.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/18/opinion/edsall-is-the-safety-net-just-masking-tape.html?hp&rref=opinion

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