Deciding Winners at the Spending Game

Government Spending

Nick Capo: This country would be better served if we focused less on beating the other side(s) or achieving total victory and more on explaining what we support and why we support it.

Why This Is the Worst Recovery on Record

obama business roundtable

Robert Reich: We’re now witnessing what happens when all of the economic gains go to the top, and the rest of the population doesn’t have enough purchasing power to keep the economy going.

Rites Versus Rights

christendom

Tina Dupuy: Religion has the charm of conforming to one’s opinion. Christendom has been splintered since the moment it was dubbed Christendom. The reason? Religion is subjective.

Now the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

falling to 2013

Robert Reich: The White House’s and Democrats’ single biggest failure in the cliff negotiations was not getting Republicans’ agreement to raise the debt ceiling.

Stalking the Last Swing Voter

las swing voter

John Peeler: A middle-aged, middle-income white voter from a town that is not quite urban but really not rural either, Squishy is unemployed since being laid off two years ago when his employer, Central Squeegee Co., Inc., moved its manufacturing operations to Squalidia.

The Future of Local Government

Steve Hochstadt: When Romney and the Republicans talk about cutting back on government, they mean much larger cuts in local government spending than what has happened so far.

MO Bitter Blues in the Jeff City Rotunda or Rush Limbaugh’s Big Head

rush limbaugh bust

Kathleen Peine: It’s not the Hall of Universally Loved Missourians,” House Speaker Steven Tilley told the Kansas City Star in regard to the placement of the Rush Hudson Limbaugh III bust in the Missouri Capitol. “It’s the Hall of Famous Missourians.”

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