US-EU Plan to Arm Rebels Deals Blow to US-Russia Diplomacy

US-EU Plan to Arm Rebels Deals Blow to US-Russia Diplomacy

May 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Michael Shank discusses with FOX News’ Jonathan Hunt the way forward in Syria, the status of US-Russia diplomacy, the Geneva peace talks, the opportunity for a ceasefire and a transitional government, the danger in arming Syria’s rebel opposition, the need to involve all stakeholders including Iran, Lebanon, Hezbollah and Israel, […]

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Beyond Job Numbers: How to Fix America’s Soaring Poverty and Inequality Rates

June 5, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Michael Shank, vice president for US operations at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the possibility of a second recession, US monthly job and unemployment numbers, America’s soaring poverty and inequality rates, the need for new tax, labor and trade policies and the need for stricter enforcement of Dodd-Frank, […]

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South Carolina and New Hampshire Primaries, Super PAC Money in Politics, and the Economy

January 11, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Michael Shank discusses the New Hampshire Primary results, the upcoming South Carolina Primary, the impact of Super PAC money on democracy, the presidential races of Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Jon Huntsman and Ron Paul, as well as the state of South Carolina’s economy. Interview courtesy of FOX News.

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Congress Punts on Payroll Tax Cut, Faith Drops in Congress, Candidates Queue for Iowa

December 21, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Michael Shank discusses on Fox News the fight in Congress over the extension of the payroll tax cut, unemployment insurance and the “doc fix”, as well as the Republican presidential candidates fight over Iowa and record-breaking low faith in Congress.  Interview on December 21, 2011. Courtesy of Fox News.

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The Obama-Romney Fight Over Middle Class America

November 29, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Michael Shank, US Vice President at the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the absence of an American middle class and how both parties have pursued 30 years of tax, trade, tech and labor policy that has left America with high rates of inequality and poverty.  Interviewed conducted on November […]

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