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Aug 13

The Bully Party:This sure isn’t the representative democracy the Founders were after

If our government were a card game, the American people would surely have realized by now that they’re playing with a marked deck. The Republicans are cheating. In the 2012 elections, Democratic candidates for House seats collectively won about five percent more votes than their Republican opponents did overall. Yet the Republicans hung onto their …

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May 28

Our women in uniform deserve better

Americans have honored our soldiers and those killed in U.S. wars in late May for nearly 150 years. Memorial Day, which became an official holiday in 1868, was originally called Decoration Day and got started when civilian women decided to decorate military graves from both sides of the Civil War. There were already female warriors …

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May 20

Middle Eastern re-run

Can you hear it? Conservatives are beating their war drums and banging their tambourines, trying to gin up support for U.S. intervention in Syria. Republican Senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina have been particularly vocal about their desire to get us deeply embroiled in yet another Middle Eastern conflict. They …

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Apr 24

Cutting your benefits isn’t the ‘middle’ way

The federal budget is, according to many experts, a “political document.” It’s how our political leaders convey their priorities to the people they serve. So what’s the political lesson of Barack Obama’s recent budget plan? He apparently thinks older people could get by with less. how to learn Chinese The Obama budget has attracted a …

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Mar 30

The plan to turn Medicare into 'We Don't Care'

Apparently, Rep. Paul Ryan missed the outcome of last November’s presidential election. Oh, wait — wasn’t he on the ballot in that election as Mitt Romney’s running mate? Well, yes, but less than five months later, the Wisconsin Republican seems to have forgotten that he and the Mittster were soundly rejected. Maybe the trauma of …

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Jul 30

What healthcare reform means to you

By Jason Alderman Much was made of the size and complexity of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act when President Obama signed it into law in 2010. But now that the Supreme Court has upheld much of the act’s constitutionality, it’s a good time to review key provisions that have already gone live and …

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Jul 02

Save austerity measures for the next boom

Obama should reject the conservative mantra that equates government and family spending. By Donald Kaul There are two competing theories on how to pull us out of the economic slump we’re in, but you’d hardly know it from the debate going on in Washington. Conservatives, who want us to cut our way to prosperity, keep drowning …

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