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February 21, 2011 Edition of Anything Goes Carnival of Politics is Up!

theSaltyBlogger is hosting the February 21, 2011 edition of the Anything Goes Carnival of Politics, and features my blog post on “Four Pillars of Spending Cuts for Deficit Reduction,” which provides recommendations for budget cuts to reduce the deficit. Advertisements

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46th Carnival of Divided Government is Up!

Divided We Stand United We Fall is hosting the 46th Carnival of Divided Government and features my blog post on “Think You Can Make Money Investing When Your Party is in Power? Guess Again” on making investment decisions based on which … Continue reading

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Predictions 2011: How Are They Currently Trending?

On January 1, I made some predictions about different events in 2011. I thought it would be interesting to track how some of these predictions are currently trending to measure both my and my readers’ accuracy. I have only commented … Continue reading

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Rebuke of Republican Rejection of Renewables Not Far Off the Mark

Today, the New York Times published a Room for Debate series of columns on “Can the U.S. Compete With China on Green Tech?”. I wanted to focus in particular on David Roberts’ column, “Understanding the Objective“, which decries the Republican … Continue reading

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Will Healthcare Law Lower or Raise Costs?

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has projected the healthcare law would shave $140 billion from the deficit over the next decade. This week, it suggested that repealing the law would add $230 billion to the deficit over the same period. … Continue reading

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Four Pillars of Spending Cuts for Deficit Reduction

Before the Congress gets mired in the fight to cut the deficit, it is critical that Americans know where the government spends taxpayer dollars and from which sources the government generates most of its tax revenue. Let’s face it. Any … Continue reading

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Shamelessly Peddling Keynesian Economics, Again…

One of the most important things I learned as a military officer was to know my adversary. As such, I have always considered it essential to read and think about what the best of the political opposition has to say, … Continue reading

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