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Inform Or Ignore?

Anyone who covers the American political scene is faced with a decision regarding whether to and if so, how to cover Donald Trump. Cable news has it particularly difficult; they have to fill 24 hours-a-day, seven days a week. By contrast I only have to write five columns in that same time period. Yet, essentially the decisions are the same.

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Vote For Me

As planned, Thursday morning I voted early. About a week prior to that I printed out a sample ballot and did my research. I didn’t expect to feel comfortable voting for many, if any, Republicans but I still wanted to give everyone on the ballot a look. I was surprised at just how bad many of the GOP candidates were. It’s not a local problem.

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Money Thoughts

Some of my favorite articles to write deal with the economy. Today I’d like to take a very brief look at three issues that could be filed under fiscal policy. We seem to debate the heck out of them in America yet the solutions are simple.

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Just Some Of What’s Going On

American politics is still in such a state that five articles a week are insufficient to cover everything that deserves coverage. Therefore, today will be another of the catch up variety. Continue reading Just Some Of What’s Going On

Turn Populism Into Equitable Prosperity

President Biden’s infrastructure proposal is very popular with the American people. Surveys show that when it is coupled with the plan to finance it by increasing taxes on the wealthy it is even more popular. How often do you find support for tax increases? Donald Trump won in 2016 in part by riding a populism wave. Trump turned out to be anything but a populist but he fooled enough people for at least a few months. Here is the important point: couple those two facts together and I have most of the answer to the question: How are we going to pay for new programs?

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