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More ebola developments highlight different tactics

October 29, 2014 by

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Respect for all citizens would seem to necessitate at a minimum specific policy recommendations from the federal government to the states. It’s up to state governments to decide whether to set their own ebola rules or go with the ones from Washington. We wrote yesterday that a congressional panel should have helped

Pres. Obama should have recalled Congress on ebola

October 28, 2014 by

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The current controversy over how best to protect the public from ebola might have been less rancorous if the President had involved Congress in the process. Legislators are home on vacation, supposedly campaigning if

Wanted: Fugitive Congress and fugitive criminals

August 3, 2014 by

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It’s not exactly the same thing but there are, no doubt, people who think the behavior of our U.S. Congress approaches being criminal. Right now,  you could say the crime is dereliction of duty.

Broadcaster deserved a longer suspension for vicious remarks

July 26, 2014 by

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Sometimes,  it takes a hit in the wallet to prompt action.  It seemed that way after a Boston broadcaster went off on NBC’s sports reporter, Erin Andrews last week. Kirk Minihane began his rant on WEEI by saying about Andrews,  “What a bi—.” But he was just getting started.

No Labels steps up effort to fix our government

January 22, 2014 by

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We wrote about the website, No Labels, recently, supporting its attempt to refocus Washington on being productive, rather than just being partisan. Here’s their latest explanation of their current goal, one that most people should

Pres. Obama weighs military strike on the U.S. Capitol

January 15, 2014 by

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Sometimes we need a little humor. While we night want to hit members of Congress over the head sometimes, an attack by the American army seems a bit much. But the satiric group, The Onion, has no limits and so this story appeared today on its home page: http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-not-ruling-out-us-military-action-in-congres,34946/

Group seeking bipartisanship in D.C. launches new program

January 13, 2014 by

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We’ve written about the group, No Labels, before. It’s a growing citizens’ movement of Democrats, Republicans and independents dedicated to promoting bipartisan cooperation in Congress. It’s undertaking a

President Obama diminishes risk of unemployment fraud

January 7, 2014 by

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As Congress considers extending jobless benefits, the President made his case in favor of three additional months of benefits in a statement at the White House this afternoon. He urged lawmakers to prevent the jobless from “falling off a cliff.” He said, about a familiar criticism of additional benefits:

NSA chief not quite honest in TV interview

December 22, 2013 by

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Susan Rice made a statement on 60 Minutes tonight that seems to be unprovable. She was interviewed by CBS correspondent Leslie Stahl. Here’s how it went: Stahl: “Officials in the intelligence community have

Where are we a year after Newtown?

December 16, 2013 by

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Some important things have happened. States have stepped up efforts to get at the mental health issues involved in so many killings. More gun control groups have appeared but their successes so far are limited.

‘He’s going to have “The End of the Senate” written on his tombstone’

December 13, 2013 by

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That’s a quote from The New York Times today, reporting on the never-ending incivility that has led to some single digit approval ratings for Congress. The issue this time is

Kerry assumes too much on Israel’s stance toward Iranian nukes

December 11, 2013 by

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Secretary of State John Kerry’s appearance today before U.S. Senators continued his attempts to gain support for the temporary deal with Iran. He wants to head off proposals for greater sanctions on

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