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Congress is Your Mirror. Make It and Take It.

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 14, 2013 in Uncategorized |

Stop blaming Congress for being “polarized” or “dysfunctional.”  Congress is acting exactly the way you voted for its members to behave.  Congress exists to work through conflict.  Conflict that actually exists in the country.  It’s not Scout camp. Approximately 20% to 30% of voters hate the idea of Barack Obama being president and they have […]

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Careless Language Extends Debate

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 10, 2013 in Uncategorized |

The ground has been well-trod over the past few years, but here’s an interesting discussion of why “Obamacare” vs. “Affordable Care Act” makes a difference.  Charlene Obernauer, democratic activist, notes more polled Americans support one than the other. More interesting is the Republican Party use of the word “bill” to refer to the three-year-old law.  […]

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Are We Going To Get a Refund for the Shutdown? Call the FTC.

Posted by Michael Dolan on October 9, 2013 in Uncategorized |

One reason Republicans have been successful so far in their stand-off with the president is that the general concept of “government shutdown” doesn’t sound so bad to most Americans. We created ourselves by revolting against the most powerful and effective government on the planet at the time.  And Americans ever since have been suspicious of […]

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