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Chris Taylor // Tue, October 30

Trump’s tax cut promised to boost growth by strengthening the labor market and investment, but today both metrics look very similar to their pre-tax cut trend. Instead, the deficit has surged to unprecedented levels and rapidly increasing interest rates are hurting ordinary Americans.

Simon Rosenberg // Tue, October 30

Democrats have been raising a lot of money this cycle.  This is not just about fear of Trump - it is about the broad adoption of a more authentic people based politics suited for the digital age championed by Dean, Obama and yes even Trump himself. 

Chris Taylor // Fri, October 12

Trump’s trade policies are hurting the Iowa economy. His tariffs are unpopular there, and his party is performing badly in the fall elections. Some thoughts on what this means for the Democratic presidential race starting soon. 

Simon Rosenberg // Fri, April 27

Some recent data from Pew Research suggests pace of erosion of TV, rise of digital is picking up, and 2018 likely to be first election more folks get their news online than from TV. Big implications for US politics.

Simon Rosenberg // Thu, July 20

Simon offers the idea of creating a new government department focused solely on job creation and skill acquisition.

Chris Murphy // Wed, May 25

Republicans had more than five times the audience than their debates received in 2008. Democrats did not top their 2008 totals.