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Is America too divided to stand?


By Charles Greene Most Americans who pay attention to such things like national politics have almost certainly noticed that the country feels more and more divided along ideological lines these days. A recent Gallup poll clearly illustrates just how wide the gulf has become, at least in terms of support for our current president. In the poll, some glaring contrasts ...

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It’s OUR fault Washington doesn’t care what we think


Tens of millions of Americans feel disenfranchised from the political process A new study finds that monied business and special interest groups garner politicians’ attention Ordinary Americans have virtually no impact at all on public policy Nearly half of all eligible voters, though, never cast a ballot By Charles Greene What you may have already suspected is apparently true – ...

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The Obama administration is ‘losing’ emails to hide the truth


There have been serial losses of emails by Obama administration officials that have been subpoenaed by Congress In each instance, the administration officials in question deny knowledge or blame technology glitches Congress, thus far, has been powerless to intervene By Charles Greene It’s happened not just once, not twice, but more than twenty times – and Rep. Darrell E. Issa, R-California, has ...

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Corporate tax reform would stop ‘inversions’ and save jobs


U.S. corporate tax rates are the highest in the industrialized world American corporations are increasingly moving their headquarters overseas to more tax-friendly environments President Obama once pledged corporate tax reform, but neither he nor Congress have addressed it These so-called “inversions” cost few jobs but billions in lost tax revenue By Charles Greene There are few concepts more irritating (no ...

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‘Solving’ the VA crisis: It’s not about money


Throwing more money at the problem is not the answer, say critics Report by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Oklahoma, provides all the relevant figures Congress so far has punted on the issue Access to the private sector is key, say reformists Since the VA scandal broke earlier this year, Congress and the Obama administration haven’t made much progress in fixing the problems there ...

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Why Obamacare will be reformed


A little more than a week ago a strange thing happened regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, non-affectionately known as Obamacare: Two separate federal courts issued two separate rulings on a single provision of the law, one of which could essentially gut it completely for more than two-thirds of the country. In the first case, a three-judge panel for ...

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