Category Archives: Congress

Desparate Sons by Les Standiford

I’m reading a review copy of Les Standiford’s excellent Desparate Sons, a very well researched historical narrative featuring the people and events leading up to the American Revolution.   In Desparate Sons most of the action takes place between 1765 and … Continue reading

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Teaching American Exceptionalism and Ronald Reagan

I arrived at school this morning early. I did not sleep well, I felt, well frankly, on the down low and tossed and turned all night. I stayed up last night and watched the mockery that is the United States … Continue reading

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What is the Historical Record on Congressional Reconciliation?

Both Republicans and Democrats have used it. I understand the argument that the Health Care bill is the largest of its kind: 1/6 of the economy. But there is historical precedent to support the so-called “nuclear option.” Reconciliation has been … Continue reading

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Health Rations for … You!

I love how they play off the propaganda films of the 1950s. However, in all seriousness, can’t say I am in favor of Obamacare. I just hope this bill is one they actually read before voting on!:

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Anti-Federalist or Federalist and Is More Government Really the Answer?

Perhaps those Tea Bag attendees were not a bunch of redneck racists, but actually were just concerned over what our government is becoming and that more government is maybe not the answer.  A government that started to get fat under Bush … Continue reading

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President’s Plan to Charge Wounded Heroes for Treatment & Cap and Trade

I have refrained these past few weeks from getting into much politically, but when I see something that has to do with our troops, such as this. Well, I am compelled to post it: WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The … Continue reading

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The Chicago Tea Party

Can’t embed the video, but for those who are interested this from the CNBC website: http://www.cnbc.com/id/15840232?video=1039849853

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Spending/Stimulus Bill Passes

Here are some news stories my economics class viewed today and discussed: ABCNEWS: CATERPILLAR CEO contradicts Obama: ‘We’re going to have more layoffs before we start hiring again’… Lobbyists had Bill Before Lawmakers Did… Our Opinion: Stimulus bill flawed, but … Continue reading

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