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October 24, 2012

This week vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan promotes his budget plan around the country.

October 24, 2012

This week vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan promotes his budget plan around the country.

September 5, 2012

Paul Ryan is the best thing to happen to the Democratic Party this presidential election.
Vice presidential nominee Ryan is a man with extreme views in almost every circumstance and who lies constantly about them and about his opponent, Barack Obama.
Let’s first take a look at his speech at the Republican National Convention, which Fox News columnist Sally Kohn called “an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”

September 5, 2012

Paul Ryan is the best thing to happen to the Democratic Party this presidential election.
Vice presidential nominee Ryan is a man with extreme views in almost every circumstance and who lies constantly about them and about his opponent, Barack Obama.
Let’s first take a look at his speech at the Republican National Convention, which Fox News columnist Sally Kohn called “an apparent attempt to set the world record for the greatest number of blatant lies and misrepresentations slipped into a single political speech.”

September 5, 2012

 
Mitt Romney
Born: Detroit, Michigan; March 12, 1947

September 5, 2012

In 1846, Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard took a survey of his surroundings and decided to offer a critique of the spirit of his age: “Ours is the age of advertisement and publicity,” he wrote. “Nothing ever happens, but there is immediate publicity everywhere.”
Obviously 1846 is long gone, but with the advent of radio, television and the Internet, the above critique is as relevant as ever:  When all is said and done, more is always said than done.

August 23, 2012

When Ronald Reagan ran for president he asked Americans if they were better off than they were four years ago. Americans can answer that question for themselves this time around. The Republican Party poses a much more urgent question this election cycle: How much worse will you be in four years if Barack Obama still resides in the White House?
Believe whatever you want about Mitt Romney, but Paul Ryan is the smartest choice for vice president in nearly 60 years.

August 23, 2012

When Ronald Reagan ran for president he asked Americans if they were better off than they were four years ago. Americans can answer that question for themselves this time around. The Republican Party poses a much more urgent question this election cycle: How much worse will you be in four years if Barack Obama still resides in the White House?
Believe whatever you want about Mitt Romney, but Paul Ryan is the smartest choice for vice president in nearly 60 years.

June 9, 2011

 

Imagine this situation: Instead of government sponsored Medicare, the United States offers vouchers to citizens so that they can purchase private health plans. Seems like an ideal situation right? Too bad it will never actually be tried, right?

Yet, if you look back to the past 15 years, a similar approach was attempted once. Then it was overhauled eight years ago. And guess what? It has been a colossal failure.  A money sink for Medicare.

April 24, 2011

I believe that democracy cannot function without an informed and engaged citizenry. Within such a system, the media has a vital responsibility to distill and disseminate information of public importance.

Dear Editor,

I believe that democracy cannot function without an informed and engaged citizenry. Within such a system, the media has a vital responsibility to distill and disseminate information of public importance.

The most prominent political issue currently under debate in Washington is our nation’s debt burden, so naturally I was very pleased to see that the DM allotted two front-page articles this week to “how the debt affects Mississippi residents and students”... that is, until I read them.

April 17, 2011

Federal spending and national debt: It affects us all in some way — either our great-grandchildren later, or ourselves now.

Federal spending and national debt: It affects us all in some way — either our great-grandchildren later, or ourselves now.

A few weeks ago in Mississippi, leaders were trying to agree on a state budget.

Republicans wanted to reduce spending on social programs, and Democrats wanted to keep funding them.

It’s all about ideology and political philosophy.

The same thing is happening federally.

April 7, 2011

Tuesday saw the release of Congressman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) budget proposal, which he calls “The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise.”

Tuesday saw the release of Congressman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) budget proposal, which he calls “The Path to Prosperity: Restoring America’s Promise.”

If you go to budget.house.gov/fy2012budget, you see a page with two embedded YouTube videos and a nice, shiny graph that shows just how urgent our fiscal situation is.

January 28, 2011

President Obama centered his 2011 State of the Union address Tuesday night around the theme of “winning the future.”

President Obama centered his 2011 State of the Union address Tuesday night around the theme of “winning the future.”

I’m going to go out on a limb and project now that he’s not going to get all of what he wants. In fact, he’s probably going to get very little of what he wants. Honestly, there is a very real chance he might not get any of it.