Tag Archive: Tom Coburn

Jun 03 2013

Oklahoma’s Biblical irony

There’s an almost biblical irony to Oklahoma’s latest tornado disaster. Not a funny irony, but the grim, tragic kind so common to acts of God. Four months before this twister, five of Oklahoma’s seven members of Congress — including both of its senators — all Republicans, had voted against a bill providing funds to states …

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Feb 21 2013

Mission Essential

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It’s getting easier to find people inside Washington’s Beltway who want to cut the fat from the Pentagon budget. Scaling back military spending isn’t just for the most progressive members of Congress anymore. Even the tea-partying Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) favors defense cuts. The growing tide of support for reining in profligate Pentagon spending includes …

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