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Considering the suggestions of the Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, the co-chairs of the President’s National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform issued a 50-page draft proposal a few days ago, outlining what they’d recommend that we do to reign in government spending and significantly cut the nation’s deficit. They maintain that their proposal, which cuts military spending, reforms the […]

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“Don’t Tread on Me… Tread on Her” – the tea party gets violent

Last night, in Lexington, Kentucky, a young woman by the name of Lauren Valle was assaulted outside a debate between Senate candidates Rand Paul and Jack Conway. She was approaching Paul as he made his way into the venue, in hopes of giving him an “employee of the month” award on behalf of the new […]

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Turning the corner on the public option

According to the Washington Post, the momentum is shifting toward a public option. Here’s a clip: Democratic leaders in the Senate and House have concluded that a government-run insurance plan is the cheapest way to expand health coverage, and they sought Friday to rally support for the idea, prospects for which have gone in a […]

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The Big 3, and their role in making Michigan irrelevant

The Washington Post has a really good, comprehensive piece today on the waning influence of Michigan and the automotive industry in Washington. It’s all stuff that we’ve discussed here before, but, when you read it all together in one place, the impression you’re left with is both clear and overwhelming… The Big 3 were never […]

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