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Key to Curing the Political Class: Take the Fun Out of Governing

February 17, 2010
By John
Key to Curing the Political Class: Take the Fun Out of Governing

Pollster Scott Rasmussen Discovers Cure for Rampant Mental Illness in Washington Ok, so I’m kidding.  But we did learn something interesting this week about the politician’s mindset.  Rasmussen has confirmed what could be the critical fault line in American political culture today.  And, by implication, his findings may help explain why it seems like nobody...
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Time Passes Bayh: Moderates Shuffling to the Door

February 15, 2010
By John
Time Passes Bayh: Moderates Shuffling to the Door

Senator Bayh Calls It Quits According to a report in the Wall Street Journal today, Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN) is not running for re-election this year.  In explanatory comments made just a few moments ago, he claims it is because of the ‘excessive partisan gridlock’...
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Here We Go Again: Clueless in the Capital Goes Bipartisan

February 11, 2010
By John
Here We Go Again:  Clueless in the Capital Goes Bipartisan

I Wanted to Write About Something Else, But They Gave Me No Choice According to the New York Times today, Senator Max Baucus, Democrat of Montana and chairman of the Finance Committee, and Senator Charles E. Grassley of Iowa, the committee’s  senior Republican, have agreed...
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Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Restoring Civil Government in the United States

February 7, 2010
By John
Why Can’t We All Just Get Along? Restoring Civil Government in the United States

Pollsters and pundits across the political spectrum tell us that the public is fed up with politicians, personal attacks and hyper-partisanship.  They tell us that we are being divided...
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Tried and Failed: The Futility of a Jobs Tax Credit

February 1, 2010
By John
Tried and Failed: The Futility of a Jobs Tax Credit

Details have yet to be announced, but the White House is set to propose the resurrection of yet another failed ‘stimulus’ program from the Carter era this week –...
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Public to Congress: You’re Fired. Again.

January 30, 2010
By John
Public to Congress: You’re Fired.  Again.

In a stunning development, RoughTruths.com has learned that e-mails containing pre-termination notices went out to over one-third of Congressional Democrats Friday afternoon.  Formal notices will be issued on or...
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