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Poll Finds Record Levels of Anxiety and Frustration

Poll Finds Record Levels of Anxiety and Frustration | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

76% of adults lack confidence that their children's generation will have a better life than they do--an all-time high. Some 71% of adults think the country is on the wrong track, a leap of 8 points from a June survey, and 60% believe the U.S. is in a state of decline."

"What's more, seven in 10 adults blamed the malaise more on Washington leaders than on any deeper economic trends, and 79% expressed some level of dissatisfaction with the American political system.

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Pols react to Ukraine crisis

Pols react to Ukraine crisis | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Politicians take to Twitter to discuss the tensions in Crimea and the president's remarks.
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Politicians Have Never Been Good Venture Capitalists

Politicians Have Never Been Good Venture Capitalists | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it

Crony capitalism is not a new phenomenon. Throughout American history it has jockeyed for position alongside free market capitalism. Free market capitalism stimulated the first great boom in the American economy in the 19th century. Great capitalists like James J. Hill built and operated transcontinental railways all throughout the American continent.

 

At the same time, crony capitalists were doing their best to promote their interests and undermine the growth of a nation. If the crony capitalists had their way, America might not have built a transcontinental railroad but rather a transcontinental canal.

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The 13 craziest, most offensive things said by politicians in 2013

The 13 craziest, most offensive things said by politicians in 2013 | The Political Side of Things | Scoop.it
Unfortunately, it wasn't easy limiting this year's list to just 13 statements but here are the craziest...
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These comments are discouraging. How did so many loons get voted into office? Who were they running against? Oh, it was their loons against our loons, huh?

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