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Dear Mr. President

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 31, 2009

Dear Mr. President, Down here on Main Street, Wall Street seems far away. Is Pennsylvania Avenue even farther? Welcome to the United States of America, land of opportunity. Here, unlike [...]

The Way I See It - Decade “Change”

By Ham HayesOn Dec 30, 2009

Paul Krugman of the New York Times calls the now departing decade, “Decade Zero.” My wife and I are traveling this week to visit three of our six grandchildren, and [...]

Incredibly Carbonaceous

By Tip JohnsonOn Dec 21, 2009

It looks like we’ve got a pretty watered down climate accord. It doesn’t provide accountability and won’t limit warming to within the two degree Celsius out-of-control climate [...]

Political Realignment - Part II

By Paul deArmondOn Dec 06, 2009

(Recap for the reader in a hurry: a previous post defined realignment as a power shift in a two party system whereby a new and stable majority arises. Examples from [...]

Real Health Care Reform

By Craig MayberryOn Nov 27, 2009

This is a reprint of one of my earlier posts on health care. The issue is more timely now and I thought I would re-enter it into the discussion. The [...]

Political Realignment - Part 1

By Paul deArmondOn Nov 09, 2009

American politics and its two-party system is not a static system. The ebb and flow of political power proceeds in fits and starts with long periods of relative stasis and [...]

Changing the Power Structure

By Craig MayberryOn Sep 23, 2009

One of the underlying currents of the recent discussions around health care is the role of the federal government. I thought it would be interesting to see how much is [...]

Food Safety Czar

By Craig MayberryOn Sep 15, 2009

Much has been made of czars in the current administration; however, one czar in particular should have people from both political sides a little nervous. In a case of sheer [...]

The Future of Health Care Reform

By Craig MayberryOn Aug 19, 2009

There is an increasingly wide divide in the health care debate that at its source comes down to a fundamental disconnect between the opposing sides. While the Democrats are trying [...]

Price, Volume, Mix

By Craig MayberryOn Aug 10, 2009

The health care debate seems to center on fixing two important problems. The first is the people who do not have any insurance, and the second is the rising cost [...]

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