November 6th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

We All Work Together, Why Can’t Congress?

This article so beautifully sums up the massive frustration of the general public with Congress that I’m just going to post a link so our readers can enjoy it in its entirety: The Christian Science Monitor – A View from […]

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October 16th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Throw the Bums Out!

It seems you aren’t the only one fed up with Congress’s recent performance. Despite the fact that it looks as if America will be able to pay its bills—for now!—Americans are not pleased with the behavior of their legislature. Indeed, […]

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October 15th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Congress Destroys Jobs, Economy

The inability of Congress to accomplish anything useful—even in the face of a federal government shutdown and an impending default on our country’s debt—has so far cost the U.S. economy about $20 billion in gross domestic product, according to Mark […]

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October 12th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Shutdown Slogs On as Do-Nothing Congress Does Nothing

On Thursday, House Republicans agreed (with each other, at least, which is a start!) on a plan that does little more than kick the budget/deficit/shutdown can down the road a little further. Their grand plan was to extend the debt limit […]

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October 5th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

This Guy Actually Fired Congress!

As the federal government shutdown lurches toward the end of its first week, Congress hits an all-time low with approval ratings. A recent CNN/ORC International poll indicates that just 10% of Americans are happy with the job that Congress is […]

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June 15th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Congress Plummets to New Low

Is it Congress’ recent lack of progress on important legislation like tax reform, immigration reform, and a meaningful Farm Bill? Is it their seeming impotence in the face of the IRS scandals: targeting conservative groups and (ironically!) wanton fiscal irresponsibility? […]

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May 26th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Common Ground

One of the primary beliefs fueling the contentiousness of politics in America today is the conviction of opposing sides that there is no common ground from which to build consensus. But, despite extreme polarity in political circles, that’s just not […]

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May 4th, 2013 by Bob Bitterman 0
Bob Bitterman

Don’t Get Discouraged, Get Even!

The recently released results of a poll by the Institute of Politics (IoP) at Harvard University suggest that political dysfunction in Washington, D.C., is negatively impacting the youngest generation of voting-age U.S. citizens. Only one in four Millennials (ages 18 […]

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April 19th, 2013 by Bud Friedman 0
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Pre-Fire Nate Bell

We normally don’t spend much time on members of state legislatures — our hands are full with the ne’er-do-wells in the United States Congress. But in case Arkansas state representative Nate Bell (R) has any aspirations of running for Congress, let’s […]

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April 11th, 2013 by Christopher Carley 0
Blue Angeles Cancel Season

Sequester Forces Blue Angels, Thunderbirds to Cancel Seasons

By Chris Carley, Guest Writer Sequestration has claimed two of the military’s greatest recruiting tools: the Navy’s Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds flying demonstration teams were forced to cancel their remaining show seasons.  What potential harm does this mean? […]

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