Election

Welcome 111th Congress: Get to Work!

The 111th Congress officially convened on January 3, but since that was a Saturday, they officially got to work today. Rather than waste time declaring national observances, I want them to hit the ground running, so I’ve prepared a to do list of things for them to accomplish in 2009: Fix the economy Fix the environment Fix healthcare Fix retirement It’s a short list, so totally doable, right?…
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Voting Guide: John McCain on the Economy and Financial Issues

Last spring, I presented a non-partisan look at both the Democratic and Republican candidates. Now with the field narrowed to two, I’m providing an updated look at their views about issues related to the economy, such as the current financial crisis, health care, taxes, and retirement. John McCain is first in the alphabet, so he’s up today. Check back tomorrow for Barack Obama’s positions. Most of these are copied from the John McCain website.…
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Congratulations President Obama: Get to Work!

Today is a historic day. We’ll see our nation’s first black President be sworn in. Unfortunately, he won’t have much of a honeymoon period to celebrate his historicness. I gave Congress their marching orders a couple weeks ago. Now it’s his turn. If he’s going to correct our nation’s course, he needs to get to work at 12:01PM today. He’s got bold plans, but there are a few areas he…
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Use the Budget Hero Game to Choose a Candidate

A couple months ago I discovered the Budget Hero game from American Public Media and thought it would be great if we made McCain and Obama play it. Then we could see how they really stack up. Now we’ve got something close! Each candidate provided the game’s creators with the costs or benefits of some of their proposals, which are now included in the game. You can play it to…
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