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2010 Midterm Elections: Here Comes A Lost Generation | The New Republic
The United States does not have a parliamentary system. It has been characterized by long-term political realignments in which one party had been dominant for a decade or more. But the latest realignments have not come to pass. In 2001, Karl Rove believed that George W. Bush had created a new McKinley majority that would endure for decades; and when Obama was elected, many Democrats, including me, thought that he had a chance to create a Roosevelt-like Democratic majority. But instead, like Japan, we’ve had a succession of false dawns, or what Walter Dean Burnham once called an “unstable equilibrium.” That’s not good for party loyalists, but it’s also not good for the country. America needs bold and consistent leadership to get us out of the impasse we are in, but if this election says anything, it’s that we’re not going to get it over the next two or maybe even ten years.
politcal-science  politics  trend  moderation  power  realignment  election  future  lost-decade  gloom-and-doom  reform  failure 
november 2010 by tsuomela
Yet More on Young College Grads - BusinessWeek
Clearly, the young male college grads have done the worst by far over this business cycle. Older female college grads have actually gained ground (all data comes from the Census Bureau, and includes last week’s income release).
college  cost  income  money  lost-decade  statistics 
september 2009 by tsuomela
Closing The Book On The Bush Legacy - The Atlantic Politics Channel
On every major measurement, the Census Bureau report shows that the country lost ground during Bush's two terms. While Bush was in office, the median household income declined, poverty increased, childhood poverty increased even more, and the number of Americans without health insurance spiked. By contrast, the country's condition improved on each of those measures during Bill Clinton's two terms, often substantially.
politics  republicans  poverty  census  economics  demography  money  income  lost-decade 
september 2009 by tsuomela

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