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Prospects for Good Governance

The talking heads in the media are all assuming that the next few months in Washington will be filled with confrontation perhaps leading to a government shutdown.  And with good reason.  There are certainly the makings of stalemate and gridlock … Continue reading

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The Big Lie About Jobs and Taxes

The question of whether to extend the Bush tax cuts seems hopelessly mired in misinformation. The bickering in Washington on the economy seems almost exclusively focused on the top marginal tax rates — the rate paid by the wealthiest taxpayers … Continue reading

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The Republican Pledge: A Plan to Wreck Government

If you look carefully at The Republican Pledge, what you see is the culmination of a decades long effort by anti-government conservatives to undermine American self-government. The ideological posture of these folks has been since the 1960s that government is … Continue reading

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The Republican Pledge: A Plan To Create Jobs?

The Republican Party this week issued its Pledge To America. The sub-title suggests that it is somehow a new governing agenda built on the priorities, principles, and values of our nation. It is neither new, nor founded on anything like … Continue reading

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Market Crash – Did Wall Street Blink?

When the Dow Jones Industrial Industrial Average plunged almost a thousand points within a period of 15 minutes on Thursday, May 6, 2010, the credibility of Wall Street should have come into question. Should have because to this point there … Continue reading

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