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Where have I been?

mike10172010 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 So you’ve probably been wondering, what’s happened to the regular articles I had been publishing to rid the halls of Congress of the unproductive, inefficient and inept? Am I a fair-weather columnist who only writes when the frenzied excitement of a coming election reaches its pinnacle? Have I contracted a form […]
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The 2012 Congressional Elections: What were we thinking?

Literally Driving Off The Fiscal Cliff Saturday, December 1, 2012 With the Fiscal Cliff looming larger and larger on the horizon, people are complaining that it seems to be “business as usual” in Washington, that the election seems to have accomplished nothing. The Democrats and Republicans are still a good distance apart, no closer to a compromise, not really. Meanwhile, our […]
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“What?!” The basackward economics of President Obama.

Middle Class - Bigger Pants 2 Screen Shot 2012-08-23 Thursday, August 23, 2012 The great American Middle Class is shrinking? Are we each, individually getting smaller? No, although there are some days lately when it feels like it. We’re losing income and wealth. While the precise definition of “Middle Class” is a bit fuzzy, what is clear is that this protracted recession is hurting […]
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So just who, exactly, do our 9 incumbents represent?

thomas-jefferson 2 Wednesday, August 1, 2012 In three months, we Maryland voters have the option of re-electing or replacing all 8 of our Representatives and one of our Senators. Elections being a really big deal, I thought it appropriate to ask myself, “To what extent is it necessary for someone to be representative of the people who […]
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Breaking the Pattern. (Isn’t it about time?)

Hammock 1 Monday, June 25, 2012 It’s gotten to the point that a dysfunctional Congress (the President included) has become our most important problem – more important even than the economy because, unless and until Congress becomes functional, it’s not going to deal effectively with any of the critical economic, fiscal and social issues we’re facing. We’re […]
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