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A Tribe Called Sequester

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It’s Thursday February 28th! Do you know where your podcast is? On this day in history back in 1861, the U.S. Congress created Colorado Territory. They didn’t actually create anything. They just wrote and signed some pieces of paper that...More

 

Why the Sequester Is Likely to Happen

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Over the last few weeks, there has been a lot of chatter about the Congressional sequester cuts going through and shock from some that we have reached this point. This astonishment is somewhat warranted given that Congress and the White...More

 

The Voices of America, Which Determine Our Future

Americans most generally have a great sense of pride for their country, because they believe in what it stands for and the principles it was founded on. Over our nation’s history, America has had many voices speak out, though in...More

 

A New Year Resolution for a A New Year of Real Solutions

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The fiscal cliff was an artificial problem caused by a Congress punting an issue and settled by Congress punting an issue. When President Obama caved last time, he swore it would truly be the last time, a resolution he re-resolved...More

 

Post-Identity Politics: Emergence of the Problem-Solvers

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Watching the House vote on the Senate’s bill to avoid the fiscal cliff last night, I was struck by how relieving it can be to watch our leaders to their jobs. When the votes were tallied, we saw forward movement,...More

 

Congress Avoids Fiscal Cliff – Now the Debt Ceiling

Though it took going past the deadline into the New Year, the United States Congress managed to settle on a deal that raises taxes on the wealthiest Americans who make over $400 thousand a year for individuals and $450 thousand...More

 

We Have Bigger Problems Than The Mayans

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The end of the world came and went and instead of a Mayan apocalypse, we saw the NRA proposing its own. The Christmas holiday came and went and instead of creating peace on earth, we scuttled Santa's sleigh with drone...More

 

Congress: The Truth Hurts

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Merry Christmas Congress- you failed again. Unable to come up with a deal to avoid a possible fiscal cliff, or the enactment of a toxic compromise, you go home to your families and constituents empty-handed. Again, Speaker Boehner has been...More

 

Taxes and Guns!! What a Day!!

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What a great day!! First of all we watched the spectacle of the GOP openly revolting against Speaker Boehner’s ludicrous "Plan B" stunt. As one Republican put it - "Voting for a tax increase on millionaires is the most difficult...More

 

Medicare Age Requirement Should Go Down, Not Up

Recently there has been talk by Republican lawmakers and the media about a deal to help solve the Fiscal Cliff issue and they think that Medicare’s age requirement should be lifted to 67 years old. As far as I am...More