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Saturday, March 20th, 2010 10:23:13

We Still Have Hope; Now We Want Change

I began running 23 years ago, during a summer when I was living in Washington, D.C. Since then, during visits to the nation's capital, I run the same six-mile route I ran then: from the Capitol to the Lincoln Memorial....

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Thursday, March 18th, 2010 10:06:37

Don’t Worry — Everyone Will Know

The last time I heard someone utter, "Don't worry -- no one will ever know," the response was, "What are you smoking, crack?" The crack comment was not meant literally, but figuratively. It made its point: Don't assume that you....

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Thursday, March 11th, 2010 10:05:47

Don’t Quit — Beat the Chronic Political Syndrome

It's time to reach down and find the strength to do more. It's time to build a brick wall and hold off legislation that undermines the values of the American people and infuses our lives with government programs. Don't ever....

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Thursday, March 4th, 2010 10:05:05

Pay as You Go — Not Really

"It says to Congress, you have to pay as you go," President Barack Obama said on Feb. 13, the day after he signed the "pay-as-you-go" law. "You can't spend a dollar unless you cut a dollar elsewhere. ... We have....

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Thursday, February 25th, 2010 10:04:17

President Obama — Still Not Listening

With Democrats holding the presidency, a majority in the House of Representatives and the Senate, you might think that they could pass whatever legislation they want. But more than a year after Obama took office, his party's version of health....

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010 10:02:36

Let’s Play

Last week, first lady Michelle Obama kicked off an initiative. "Let's Move," addressing the problem of childhood obesity. While our representatives in Washington are at a stalemate over health care "reform," the bigger problem over the long term is the....

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Thursday, February 11th, 2010 10:01:55

Forecast: A Washington Recall This Fall

Maybe Mother Nature knows what's best. This week, she brought her own version of a government shutdown to Washington. While the Post Office might continue to work through rain, snow, sleet and hail, the snow in the capital resulted in....

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Thursday, February 4th, 2010 10:01:05

Rome is Burning and No One Cares

"Rome is burning, and no one cares," my colleague Jim exclaimed to our boss on a conference call in the late-1990s. We were trying to explain the budget crisis in our largest property, which was responsible for more than $1....

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Thursday, January 28th, 2010 09:59:55

You’ve Got Me, Babe

"Well, the big difference here and in '94 was you've got me," was President Obama's response to possible problems in the upcoming midterm elections, according to Rep. Marion Berry. The Arkansas Democrat was recalling Obama's remarks in an election strategy....

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Thursday, January 21st, 2010 09:59:08

From Centerfold to Senator

You'd have to be eligible for Social Security to remember the last time a Republican sat in the Senate seat made vacant last year when Ted Kennedy died. Scott Brown is the first Republican to win the seat since Henry....

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