Less than one year to the 2012 elections. Barely 50 days to the Iowa caucuses. Less than 60 days to the New Hampshire primary. The official presidential race is upon us. But as the clocks ticks, time is running out for Obama and history is against him.
This morning the Euro crisis moved on from the still unresolved Greek issue to Italy. There is nothing new here except that Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi said he would resign after an austerity package was passed and move the nation ahead into new elections. How did that happen?
Deputy Organizing & Training Director of TakeAction Minnesota Elizabeth Lienesch leads a protest outside of McNamara Alumni Center Tuesday on East Bank. The protest was meant to pressure Wells Fargo CEO Jon Stumpf into changing educational loaning policies. (Photo by Anthony Kwan)
Roughly 50 Minneapolis protesters rallied outside the University of Minnesota’s McNamara Alumni Center on Tuesday to pressure Wells Fargo CEO Jon Stumpf as he spoke at a
A reader suggested that Bluestem look into what the impact of the meltdown of MF Global might be on Minnesota's rural economy. I haven't come up with a definitive answer to this question, but perhaps the business press will look into it.
Taxes impede economic growth. This is the belief among the Republican presidential contenders as they offer plans to cut taxes as a panacea to stimulate the economy. Herman Cain’s “9-9-9” assumes lower income tax rates for corporations and individuals will stimulate the economy. Newt Gingrich wants to cap top rates at 15% and Rick Perry has called for a national flat tax of 20%.
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