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The dramatic economic slowdown this summer has provoked an increasingly contentious debate among analysts, including an unusually public split among members of the Federal Reserve Board, over the U.S. economy's long-term outlook and the possibility of a Japan-like "lost decade."
With unemployment hovering near 10 percent and economic growth slowing, Congress should be passing legislation to generate economywide growth rather than engaging in hollow gestures aimed obsessively at one sector of the economy whose woes are greatly exaggerated.
Despite pledging not to be an automatic vote for Democrats, in the nearly one year since he switched parties, Sen. Arlen Specter has been all but that, repeatedly supporting his new party when they needed to head off Republican filibusters.
Postponements and taxes and cuts — oh my!
Republican tax-cutters say President Bush and their party must propose a big, long-term stimulus plan to revive the economy if they are to stop the Democrats from taking the White House in November.
Pessimism is a contagious affliction, born by fears of a cataclysmic result that is based on little or no compelling evidence — usually in the face of a pile of facts to the contrary.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES The District would lose its status as the only jurisdiction in the nation that requires legislative approval for local bank charters under a bill pending before the D.C. Council.