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Cliff Diving With A Bungee Cord

There is much talk of the American economy falling of a fiscal cliff.  I predict it will jump off but it will have a bungee cord attached to it.  The politics in Washington is such that it will be extremely … Continue reading

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What Cliff?

Friday President Obama held his first meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss what has come to be known as the fiscal cliff.  The word cliff implies some danger and doom.  If there is imminent danger it is certainly not for … Continue reading

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Shades Of 1937

It’s not too often that I break with the President, but Friday was one of those times.  The subject lines on my e-mails told of the House and then the Senate passing the payroll tax holiday extension.  That was the … Continue reading

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Brats And Rats And Elephants

Wednesday President Obama taught a lesson to the House freshmen.  It was: if you act like a bratty child, expect to be treated like a bratty child.

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“Concessions”

Last week Friday both chambers of Congress finally passed the sales tax holiday and unemployment benefits extension.  It was for all intents and purposes the very same bill the Senate had passed on Saturday December 17th by a vote of … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat

I can’t help but speculate as to who is more harmful to America; the cowardly alleged leadership in the House Republican caucus or the mostly unqualified and incompetent freshman who are manipulating it.  The House Republican Caucus met for some … Continue reading

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The Ransom Note Arrived

With the Republicans holding the payroll tax holiday and unemployment extensions hostage, the arrival of the ransom note was only a matter of time.  Friday afternoon was that time.  The House Republican leadership unveiled their proposal.

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It’s Knute Rockne, Michele

When you put six people on stage who are devoid of feasible ideas having an intellectually stimulating debate is an unrealistic expectation.  That is exactly what happened Saturday night on the campus of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa during … Continue reading

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The Endorsement Of Shelley Berkley

There are two overriding reasons to endorse Shelley Berkley for the United States Senate from Nevada: because she is Shelley Berkley and because she is not Dean Heller.  Nevadans are faced with the classic choice of a candidate that represents … Continue reading

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