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February 24, 2013

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GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS UNDER ATTACK The one-time beer commercial featuring “tastes great” vs. “less filling” confrontation has evolved into political “stimulus” vs. “austerity” cries to address the struggling U.S. economy. And austerity is winning out March 1 if the Republicans have their way. But what does the American public really want? Reliable polls consistently show that […]

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February 18, 2013

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DOES CONGRESS OR STATES HAVE POWER ON GUN CONTROL? Gun control has become one of the preeminent battles of 2013. Across the country, Americans are debating the effectiveness of President Obama’s gun-control proposals. Commentators on the left argue that semiautomatic weapons and high capacity magazines aren’t necessary for home defense or hunting. On the right, […]

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February 5, 2013

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PROTECT RECESS APPOINTMENTS The Justice Department needs to challenge quickly a federal appeals court ruling on presidential recess appointments, because the decision threatens to elevate gridlock in the nation’s capital. The blocking of recess appointments coupled with the one vote in the Senate stops any bill being brought to vote because the senator invites a […]

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February 1, 2013

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BALANCING GUN RIGHTS WITH PREVENTION The tragic Newtown killing of school children was reported around the world, and it resulted in the debate on gun control in America. This current debate is like the debate about abortion. They’re both complex issues with no simple answers until you ask someone with an opinion, and we all […]