Tag Archives: New York Times

Memo: Minimum Wage Increase: Old, Honorable & Fundamentally Flawed

($22 is what Elizabeth Warren thinks it should be. – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Senator Warren’s comments at an Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing, suggesting raising the minimum wage to $22 an hour has generated a lot of online discussion for the merits of increasing the minimum wage. Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance published a memo on this subject.…

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Franklin Center urges New York Times inquiry over bogus natural gas reporting

Since we use natural gas to meet roughly 54 percent of our electricity demand here in Massachusetts, this letter from the Franklin Center to New York Times Standards Editor Phillip Corbett concerning Ian Urbina’s biased and founded reporting on hydraulic fracturing and shale gas is well worth the read. The Center states, “The letter points out that a litany of…

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Bob Kerrey’s LickSpittle

Even the usually on-target Bob Kerrey has flown over the top. “If he’s running against 60 votes and wins, that is not good,” said Bob Kerrey, a former Democratic senator from Nebraska. “It says that in Massachusetts, they are willing to elect a guy who doesn’t believe in evolution just to keep the Democrats from having 60 votes.” Scott doesn’t…

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NYT Polling Bias

The New York Times recently released a poll showing Obama’s popularity spread much higher than any other active poll at +37.  With a margin of error of only +/-3% how can this be explained? In the past, I have discussed how “Likely Voter” polls give more accurate results than “Registered Voter” polls or “Adults.”  The Rasmussen Likely Voters poll currently…

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