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Jul 19 2015

The GOP Can Clear the Trump Dump

Froma Harrop You can count on Donald Trump to spark a conversation. Not necessarily an intelligent one but a conversation. His provocatively offensive anti-Mexican comments have energized a significant segment of the Republican right wing. Some polls now put Trump ahead of other contenders for the party’s presidential nomination. Everyone says these insults hurled at …

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Jul 17 2015

Border Security: Perry Dumps Trump

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Donald Trump’s Border Security Comments AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding Donald Trump’s ongoing comments about Governor Perry and border security: “Donald Trump continues to demonstrate his fundamental misunderstanding of border security. Make no mistake – border security is a federal responsibility, but when I …

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Jul 17 2015

An Iranian nuclear arms deal?

By Austin Bay Arms controllers hailed the post-World War 1 Washington Naval Arms Treaty as the diplomatic instrument to prevent another peace-destroying naval arms race. Yet it came to pass that war erupted, with the warships of signatories Britain, France and the U.S. battling treaty partners Italy and Japan. Counting battleships is several quanta easier …

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Jul 06 2015

AG Announces Settlement With BP

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that Texas, together with four states and the federal government, had reached an agreement in principle with BP that fully resolves all remaining government claims against the company resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. Texas’ share of today’s announced settlement totals more than $788 million. Combined with …

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Jun 29 2015

Tightening Whose Belt?

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As a millennial, I take the push to ditch the estate tax personally. By Josh Hoxie Listening to so-called fiscal conservatives like Representatives Kevin Brady and Mike Kelly, you’d think we were in a desperate fight for survival, with the national debt threatening our future. “I cannot in good conscience support adding more debt to …

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Jun 29 2015

Insiders, Outsiders needed in Congress

By Lee H. Hamilton Members of Congress get categorized in all sorts of ways. They’re liberal or conservative; Republican or Democrat; interested in domestic affairs or specialists in foreign policy. There’s one very important category, though, that I never hear discussed: whether a member wants to be an inside player or an outside player. Yet …

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Nov 17 2013

Grand bargain or raw deal? Many elderly

Many elderly Americans are close enough to poverty’s edge that Social Security cuts of any size could push them over the brink.   Following the government shutdown drama, politicians in Washington appear hopelessly divided, according to conventional wisdom. Fair enough. But there’s at least one area where many politicians from both of the major parties …

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Nov 02 2013

You won’t love these McSubsidies:Taxpayers will shell out $1.2 billion this year to support workers

    Let us all now bow before the god of free enterprise, whose awesomeness was revealed in a recent news release announcing that the divine managers of fast-food deity McDonald’s achieved a profit of $1.5 billion in just three months this summer. Holy Big Mac! How does Mickey D’s do that? Peek behind the …

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