Tag Archives: Department of Agriculture

Putin And Polish Apples

What can Polish apples teach us about Vladimir Putin?  The answer is plenty.

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F In History; Incomplete In Economics

Despite what you hear from right wing revisionist historians America was born of compromise among its founding fathers. Today we have a dysfunctional Congress primarily because of an alleged leadership in the House of Representatives that yields to those among … Continue reading

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United In Hatred

What I had predicted for some time started to become apparent Saturday.  The Republican Party is starting to unite behind Mitt Romney.  They are not enthusiastic about it but they want to beat President Obama more than they want to … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Amy Klobucher

An interesting question to ask is: who is the hardest working member of the United States Senate.  If the time period you were covering was January 3, 2009 to July 7, 2009 the answer would be easy: Minnesota’s senior Senator … Continue reading

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W III

The more the Republican presidential race unfolds one striking set of observations continue to haunt me.  Despite his name never being uttered, the leading candidates seem to be advocating a third George W. Bush term.  They are in complete denial … Continue reading

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A Tale Of Two Letters

On June 30th I exercised one of the great rights in our representative government; I sent a letter to my Representative in the United States House of Representatives.   In their wisdom, our founding fathers set up the House of Representatives … Continue reading

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Why Make The Children Pay?

I am venturing into dangerous territory.  I’m a big city boy who is going to discuss an agriculture bill.  This is an illustration of what we expect from our members of Congress – we expect them to be experts on … Continue reading

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Rand Paul “Economic Genius”

Most of us on the left of the political spectrum, myself included, felt that Rand Paul, (R-KY), was the only Tea Party nutcase that managed to gain election to the Senate in the 2010 elections.  If there was any doubt … Continue reading

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