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Embracing Socialism


Arguments about socialism provide great fodder for bitching and griping, but we'd be better off embracing it for what it can do and making it peculiarly American. Read More »

Generation X, We’re Calling You Out!

As a generation, Millennials are often cast as lazy, demanding, and entitled by Gen X-ers and Baby Boomers. But are today's young people really the entitled generation? Read More »

It’s Time to Embrace Partisanship

Bipartisanship and compromise are dead. If we want a more effective Congress, we must embrace partisanship. Read More »

The Not-So Great Society

LBJ told Congress, “Very often a lack of jobs and money is not the cause of poverty, but the symptom." Read More »

We Can’t Afford the Payroll Tax Cut Extension

It is crazy to extend the payroll tax cut at this time. Read More »

History and Consequences

The consequence of default would crank up borrowing costs and flush the US economy back into the toilet of recession. Read More »

Book Review: Beyond Caring (Books on Books) by Paul Graham

A dark vision of people on the dole in Thatcher-era England. Read More »

Telling It Like It Is: Medicare, Social Security, and the Problems With Both

The reality of our nation's dire situation with Medicare and Social Security, as well as an idea to make both better for the years ahead. Read More »

Conservatives Divide and Conquer the Middle Class

Did you ever wonder why Wall Street bankers think they are worth $100 million bonuses? Read More »

Budget Cutting Goal Should be $1 Trillion or More

The Obama budget is a joke and the Republican counterproposal is a farce. Rand Paul has proposed $500 billion in budget cuts. That's a good start, but we can go a lot further. Read More »