Monthly Archives: February 2011

Who will light the torch?

Don’t you find it strange that there is so little conversation going on about alternatives for fixing our national political system?  This, despite the fact that a large majority of Americans believe that our system is not working properly, or … Continue reading

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Fiscal Responsibility Does Not Have to be Reckless

For many of us who claim to believe in fiscal responsibility, the frustration has been building relentlessly over the years: misleading budgeting of war costs; a massive, unfunded expansion of Medicare; tax cuts called “temporary” so that their long-term effects are … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary

I’m calling this week the first anniversary of the Public Check on Congress initiative.  It was Tuesday, February 2, 2010 when Illinois held its primary election for the Congressional midterms.  Groundhog Day, as it happened.  The fire station where I … Continue reading

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