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Warren v. Manchin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 11:33am

Elizabeth Warren’s student loan proposal to utilize the overnight rate the Fed loans money to banks has been widely criticized even by some liberal commentators as a “cheap political gimmick.” [Note - link is to LI and is safe, some people are getting warnings]

There seems to be an emerging deal to lower rates,...

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From Warren Christopher to John Kerry — Slow learners about weak horses in the Middle East

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 7, 2013 at 4:00pm

Seventeen years ago, Charles Lane wrote A Man of Good Intentions about then Secretary of State Warren Christopher being kept waiting by Hafez al-Assad, father of the current Syrian President:

And Assad went out of his w...

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Brookings: Elizabeth Warren student loan proposal “embarrassingly bad” and “a cheap political gimmick”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 20, 2013 at 2:49pm

Hoorahs and adulation have been heaped on Elizabeth Warren for proposing to reduce the student loan rate to 0.75%, the rate charged by the Federal Reserve for very short term loans to banks.

While the left-blogosphere, progressive movement, and low-information political consumers have been cheering, we repeatedly have exposed that proposal as economic folly and political demagoguery:

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Elizabeth Warren’s low-information student loan spear

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 11:30am

You remember Upworthy, the epitome of low-information in support of Obama and progressives, Upworthy — or, How we are losing the internet to lowest of low information young liberals.

They have maps which demonstrate The high cost of low information voters.

I need to stop checking in there, because they have stuff like this:

How...

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More on the bad economics of Elizabeth Warren’s student loan proposal

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 10, 2013 at 8:29am

My post yesterday, Elizabeth Warren finds way to inflate Higher Ed bubble even more, has received a fair amount of attention.

The Boston Globe featured the post in its coverage of the debate over Warren’s proposal,

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Elizabeth Warren finds way to inflate Higher Ed bubble even more

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:45am

Easy access to student loans for people who have little prospect of repayment helped feed the Higher Ed bubble, much as easy access to mortgages for people who had little prospect of repayment helped feed the housing bubble.  It made good politics but really bad economics.

Easy student loans have allowed higher...

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Progressives start push for Elizabeth Warren 2016

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 15, 2013 at 9:40am

Can I call ‘em or what?

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

As noted at the Wiki, the progressive movement has had a twinkle in its eye for an Elizabeth Warren presidential campaign since before she was elected to the Senate, Elizabeth Warren for President in 2016 movement.

Now it’s gaining steam, via The...

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Elizabeth Warren backtracks on story of brother living on just $13,200

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 12, 2013 at 6:30pm

Things are never simple with Elizabeth Warren.

Warren made headlines the other day when she claimed her brother lived on his social security of only $13,200 in order to score a political point.  Considering Warren’s fabulous wealth, the obvious question was why she wasn’t helping him.

Warren insists that she told the truth about her...

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Elizabeth Warren pays interns $0 per hour

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 5:00pm

Elizabeth Warren has gained notoriety recently for complaining that the minimum wage would be $22 per hour if it kept up with worker productivity gains over the past several decades.

Warren’s analysis was fundamentally flawed because it did not me...

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High schooler: I should have claimed to be Cherokee like Elizabeth Warren

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 3:30pm

The mainstream media, Democrats and progressive writers have been in full denial about the significance of Elizabeth Warren’s false claim for employment purposes – and only for employment purposes — to be Native American.

Yes, it was about making a claim for which...

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Elizabeth Warren’s $22 intellectual Waterloo

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 8:52am

There is plenty to criticize about Elizabeth Warren’s made-for-YouTube theatrics in the Senate Banking Committee.

Warren has some good goals shared on both sides of the aisle, such as addressing “too big to fail” and “too big to prosecute,” but unfortunately she goes about it the wrong way by belittling witnesses with questions properly...

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Elizabeth Warren already planning to cash in

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 1:51pm

It’s not like you didn’t see this coming.  Those inane and made-for-YouTube moments, lacking in substance and confusing the gullible media, are the pre-publicity.

Anyone familiar with Elizabeth Warren’s history knows that she knows how to turn the “rigged” schtick into a buck. (Off topic, there’s this website I stumbled upon called ...

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Elizabeth Warren cherry-picked $22 per hour minimum wage number

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 10:03am

True to form, Elizabeth Warren has proved adept at grabbing a headline for a talking point made at a Senate hearing, and the media is swooning without actually examining the substance.

The talking point is that if the minimum wage kept pace with the increase in worker productivity since the 1960s, it would...

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I don’t know why readers sent me tweets about Bobby Jindal, Elizabeth Warren and Indians

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8:15am

Via Twitchy, apparently Bobby Jindal made funny at the Gridiron dinner last night.

Several readers sent me links to tweets about how Jindal made some joke about himself, Elizabeth Warren and Indians.

I don’t get it.

Is Bobby Jindal Cherokee too? Is that supposed to be funny, like he’s making fun of himself?

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Elizabeth Warren’s Banking Committee methodology — ask questions of the wrong witnesses

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1:29pm

More headlines for Elizabeth Warren demanding that someone be prosecuted for something.

But there’s a catch.

She’s making headlines, once again, by asking questions of witnesses who cannot possibly answer them because they have no jurisdiction to implement criminal prosecutions, Warren starts taking on banks and regulators (emphasis mine):

Warren questioned senior Treasury Department officials...

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The incredible shrinking Elizabeth Warren Wikipedia Cherokee / Native American entry

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 9:30am

I haven’t watched the video embedded at the bottom of this post in a long time.

I saw it while doing some fix up at ElizabethWarrenWiki.org, on the Elizabeth Warren Refusal To Meet With Native Americans page.

Every time I see progressives sing the praises about Warren, I think about how willingly they...

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Progressive columnist rips Elizabeth Warren hyprocrisy on Jack Lew

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 1, 2013 at 11:30am

You don’t get more “progressive” than the Political Animal column at Washington Monthly, which has seen such luminaries as Steve Benen (now Rachel Maddow’s blogger) grace its pages.

In a column yesterday, Samuel Knight took Elizabeth Warren to task for voting in favor of corporate banker Jack Lew, Why Elizabeth Warren Voted...

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