Category Archives: Congress

What are Democrats doing to increase political market share?

The past six months of negative press for President Trump should provide Democrats with an opportunity to reduce Mr Trump’s electoral base, but if that opportunity exists, I don’t see Democrats taking advantage of it, not just yet anyway. A … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, blacks, Vietnam, & Russia

Blacks have come a long way. On 4 April 1968, their civil rights warrior, Martin Luther King, Jr., was cut down by an assassin’s bullet while standing on a hotel balcony in Memphis. The Tet Offensive had only occurred three … Continue reading

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First Blush: Trump’s independence key to reducing regulations

Pundits expected the Republican Party to implode, but with the Democratic Party’s failure to craft a message that appealed to working poor and rural whites, it is the Democratic brand that is now under serious fire. This failure to connect … Continue reading

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Refining @FCC’s role on privacy

The Federal Communications Commission has been amplifying its preference as the protector of consumers particularly under the stewardship of current chairman Tom Wheeler. The Commission has overstepped the boundaries established for consumer protection in the Communications Act of 1934. The … Continue reading

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Congress shouldn’t fund a .@FCC that has misplaced priorities

Free Press has been calling on its constituents to encourage the Republican-controlled Congress to vote against a House appropriations bill that would significantly reduce funding for the Federal Communications Commission.  For Fiscal Year 2016, the FCC asked Congress for $388,000,000 … Continue reading

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How to measure Congress’ performance in an entrepreneurial society?

A lot has been made about the “do nothing” 112th and 113th congresses.  The media has been using Congress’ lack of legislative output as a measure of their poor performance.  I think a significant reason for the accusation that Congress … Continue reading

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Export-Import Bank: What good is a government if it can’t allocate #capital?

The downside of a society that is more narrative driven versus data driven is the resulting bandwagon effect.  Someone has a problem with a policy or a program and without one iota of quantitative analysis or data they go on … Continue reading

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On #poverty, .@RepPaulRyan’s approach is too top-down

In an opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal, U.S. Representative Paul J. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, shared his thoughts on the appropriate fiscal approach for resolving the issue of poverty in the United States.  In his piece Mr. Ryan tries to … Continue reading

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Maybe we #capital-less need a more #capitalist mindset

For the past couple weeks new of Russia’s occupation of Crimea, a section of Ukraine, has dominated the news.  Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, allegedly would like to see Russia return to its Cold War superpower status by creating a zone … Continue reading

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#Congressmen are not the #government

Timothy Egan yesterday wrote an op-ed for The New York Times arguing that U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ tenure as a representative to her home state of Washington’s government and her current job as a representative to the federal government … Continue reading

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