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Lucas Kawa is a recent (read: unemployed) college graduate, think tank intern and semi-professional baseball player from the Big Apple. He specializes in energy, economic policy and using words to expose Republican policy to the masses. Those in charge of policies that affect millions should hear the support or disapproval of millions. Lucas lives by two mottos: 1) Will write for food. 2) Always correct, never Right. You can find him at www.younggreenandblue.blogspot.com or follow @LJKawa

What Paul Ryan Hopes You Gloss Over In His *New* Budget

This morning, Paul Ryan released a rehashed version of the “Path to Prosperity” – and it’s nearly identical to the Romney/Ryan economic blueprint roundly rejected by Americans in November. Medicare is turned into a voucher system, Medicaid is block-granted to the states, … Continue reading

Live-Blogging the Second Presidential Debate

Those of you who saw my coverage of the first presidential debate must know that I was spinning more than Seamus when Mitt puts him in the dryer (Mitt: “He likes it, you know, after we spray him with the … Continue reading

Möbius Romney

The Möbius Strip, pictured above, was discovered by the German mathematician August Möbius in 1858. Though it appears to have two sides, it is unique because it has only one. Wikipedia provides an apt example to help understand the features … Continue reading

A Tale of Two Men, in Two Quotes

“And to those Americans whose support I have yet to earn – I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your President too.” – Barack Obama, 2008 victory … Continue reading

Handicapping the Upcoming War of Words

The 9/11 attacks on American embassies abruptly ended the spectacle of Convention season. Now, US voters can look forward to 50 days of being ambushed by advertisements, pelted with a plethora of polls and inundated with other irrelevant information from … Continue reading

The GOP’s Class Warfare: What the Fluke?

Throughout the past four years, and ad nauseam in Tampa, Republicans have denounced Obama’s proposal to raise taxes on top income earners as “class warfare.” Yet, in another example of trying to have his cake and eat it, Romney has … Continue reading

Convention Hangover: Saturday Six-Pack

Six tidbits on politics and economic policy – diligently digested and all highly recommended by yours truly. 2012 State of Play “Romney’s Playing Field Narrows” Romney and allied Super PACs have pulled out of the ad market in Michigan and … Continue reading

The Simpsons and Politics

As a child of the ‘90s, The Simpsons will always have a place in my youth and heart. As fans might know, Matt Groening and Co. are no strangers to political commentary. Below is an assortment of politically charged Simpsons … Continue reading


Hidden between tax cuts for the wealthy and social prohibitions for the masses, the GOP platform also includes some archaic monetary policy: a proposal to investigate the feasibility of a fixed dollar, à la Reagan’s Gold Commission. Many might guess … Continue reading

DNC Recap: Day 1

Tuesday, a diverse group of combative Democrats took the stage in Charlotte, North Carolina to offer a compelling, practical vision of America’s future – and in so doing, illustrated a plethora of reasons why I’m proud to be a Democrat … Continue reading

Counterfactual Conceptions with Ron Paul

Wednesday night, the last President to leave office with a surplus will be offering his case for the President who inherited the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Bill Clinton’s endorsement will no doubt evoke some memories of the … Continue reading

It’s the Economy, Stupid: Manufacturing

All is not well for the “Made in the USA” label. Manufacturing output, one half of the equation, has achieved a high level of production, yet manufacturing jobs have gone the way of the woolly mammoth.  Consider the graph below, … Continue reading