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Mythbusters #4: A Rebuttal

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I’m always hoping for intelligent and challenging feedback to my articles, and I received an email from a good friend of mine who was happy to oblige me. This is not the first debate we’ve carried on by email – the one around the health care reform debate could have filled a small book – […]

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The Extraordinary Spectacle

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November 7th, 2012. Today, Democrats woke up to the thrill of victory, while Republicans suffered the bitterness of defeat. Many people of both parties didn’t wake up at all, since they had never gone to bed: at least that was my case as I watched the election unfold from Munich, Germany. CNN didn’t predict President […]

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The Pharisee

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I’ve been following a number of conversations in Facebook discussing the virtues of Mitt Romney. Many of my Democratic and Independent friends repeatedly make the point that they disagree with Mr. Romney’s policies, but that he seems to be a man of good character. These conversations are typically initiated by Republican declarations which are themselves […]

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The Weakness and Strength of Mitt Romney

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Presidential politics are never very enlightening, but Mitt Romney’s campaign is setting new lows for confusion, errors and missed opportunities. Some of these are staff errors, unavoidable in a campaign which has been grinding on for over a year now; others are missteps by the candidate himself. The worst, though, are the gaffes which display […]

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Campaign 2012: May Update

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Campaign 2012 May Update With Mitt Romney reaching the Republican nomination threshold of 1144 delegates, and thus claiming the top spot on May 29th, Election 2012 is “officially” underway. In fact, the presumptive Republican candidate and President Obama have been in full campaign mode against each other since mid-April. With 6 months plus one week […]

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Supreme Irony

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As anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock knows, the Supreme Court has been hearing oral arguments on a challenge to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. The Court divided the hearings over three days: the first day to determine whether it was appropriate to rule on the constitutionality of the law […]

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New Year, New Fear

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I hope everyone has had a happy holiday season with family, friends and loved ones. Good food, good cheer and some good presents from Ol’ Saint Nic. Equity markets were calm and even bond markets took a break from their worrying over the euro crisis. It helped that there was good news out of the […]

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Palin drops out

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http://nyti.ms/qICiU5 Mixed feelings…glad she’s gone of course, but the prospect of an Obama vs Palin campaign was so appealing that it’s hard to let go. Consolation: there are stilll plenty of nutters in the Republican camp to fill her shoes!

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“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives.“

John Adams

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