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The Democrats’ visual argument

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How will Democrats talk about jobs and the economy? If current trends hold (solid private sector growth, rebounding manufacturing sector, etc), they’ll use a visual. Steve Benen of the Washington Monthly has put together the party’s favorite graphical representation of the Bush-Obama era jobs trendlines. It’s a simple way of answer the question: where are the jobs?

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The Democrats’ visual argument

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How will Democrats talk about jobs and the economy? If current trends hold (solid private sector growth, rebounding manufacturing sector, etc), they’ll use a visual. Steve Benen of the Washington Monthly has the put together the party’s favorite graphical representation of the Bush-Obama era jobs trendlines. It’s a simple way of answer the question: where are the jobs?

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Poll: Charlie Crist losing to Marco Rubio

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For the first time, a new poll shows that Gov. Charlie Crist is losing to former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in Florida’s nationally watched Republican U.S. Senate race. Rubio leads by just 3 percentage points — 47-44 — and is well within the error margin of the Quinnipiac University poll. Yet the trend of Rubio’s rise and Crist’s fall is stark. In October, Crist led 50 – 35 percent. In August, Crist’s lead was even bigger (55 – 26)…

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Inside the Pulitzers: did the St. Petersburg Times really deserve its wins?

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NEW YORK Following the announcement of the Pulitzer winners this afternoon, Sig Gissler, administrator of the Pulitzer Prizes since 2002, made several points and took some questions. This is what emerged, as it relates to the two wins by the St. Petersburg Times: — The board wasn’t happy with the feature writing winner picked by the judges so it went “into the pile” and selected the winning entry from the St. Petersburg Times. — The board also moved the St.…

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Back at the keyboard (my op-ed in the Democrat)

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It’s been more than four years since I last submitted a piece for publication. Any regular reader of this blog knows why. So it’s rather satisfying to see my name in print again — and not for any reason linked to a police report. Here’s the op-ed I wrote in today’s Tallahassee Democrat on the state of the economy and one of my suggestions on how to make things better for the working class. Seriously, I have a better feeling…

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