David Dayen

David Dayen is a contributor to The Intercept, and also writes for Salon, the Fiscal Times, the New Republic, The Nation, and more.

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Friday, August 31, 2018
The Good and the (Potentially Very) Bad in Trump’s NAFTA Renegotiation
With the United States and Mexico having both signed off on a reworked North American Free Trade Agreement (or whatever President Trump wants to call it), negotiators are now attempting to secure a last-minute agreement with Canada by a Friday deadline . The Trump administration has threatened auto...
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Saturday, March 10, 2018
One Thing Democrats and Republicans Apparently Agree On: Deregulating Wall Street
Next week marks the 10 th anniversary of the run on Bear Stearns, the investment bank that collapsed under the weight of toxic subprime mortgages. Although JPMorgan Chase snapped up Bear Stearns for pennies on the dollar, this maneuver failed to stop the bleeding from the mortgage meltdown, leading...
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017
The Republican Health-Care Bill is the Worst of So Many Worlds
W ith the release of the American Health Care Act, House Republicans have pulled off an impressive feat: managing to alienate virtually everybody with a stake in health care. If you liked the Affordable Care Act, you will, unsurprisingly, hate this bill. We’ll get into the details later (the bill...
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Thursday, February 04, 2016
Eric Holder Makes Ads for Hillary Clinton While Making Deals for Corporate Clients
Former Obama administration attorney general Eric Holder is prominently featured in a Hillary Clinton campaign ad running in South Carolina. “If you want to make sure Republicans don’t take us backward, help Hillary move us forward,” Holder says. Meanwhile, in his post-public service life as a...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Big Bank Punishments Don't Fit Their Crimes
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Monday, August 27, 2012
Obama: “I’m Prepared to Make a Whole Range of Compromises”
The big news in that AP interview with President Obama over the weekend comes in this exchange , from the transcript (and let me add parenthetically that transcripts to major interviews like this should be a prerequisite for news organizations, and I’m glad AP supplied one).
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Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Activists Want DNC Convention Moved Out of Charlotte After Amendment One Passage
Yesterday North Carolina passed Amendment One , a constitutional amendment initiative that not only puts the existing ban on same-sex marriage in the state constitution, but will also ban civil unions and domestic partnerships and could actually make things difficult for heterosexual couples that co-habitate.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Ryan Budget: Medicare Privatization, Big Spending and Tax Cuts
Paul Ryan’s budget was released this morning. He kicked it off with another pretentious video preview and a somewhat less pretentious and more standard op-ed in the Wall Street Journal . Ryan’s budget resolution is similar to last year’s version, which passed the House and went nowhere in the Senate.
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Thursday, September 15, 2011
Democrats Bicker on American Jobs Act
Weekly unemployment claims spiked up again today, and the NY Fed’s survey of regional manufacturing, a key indicator of the economy, was down sharply relative to expectations. This is a crisis time in the economy, and big solutions are needed to arrest the slide.
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Saturday, August 06, 2011
Balanced Budget Amendments Don’t Work: Look at State and Local Gov't Stats
Republicans are barnstorming across the country in support of a balanced budget amendment. This, they say, will force government to “live within its means” and lead to surging economic growth, though I’m not really sure how they get from A to B. But we don’t really have to guess about the impact of a balanced budget amendment, particularly during recessions.
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