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Opinion: Don't Like all the Partisanship? Here's How We Can Stop it

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Regular people not being as active as those who dominate the two major parties is one of those chicken and the egg problems.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Three Ways the Parties Can Agree on Reducing the Debt and Saving America

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One might argue that if both sides show a little willingness to buck partisan conventions and negotiate, it would be good for both the budget and approval deficits. But maybe there are places that Dems and the GOP can agree beyond trading away their core values.

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Opinion: The Solyndra Business Model: Another Lesson in Perils of Liberal Governing

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

That bigger problem, of course, is that the government gave out half a billion dollars to a company employing 1100 people, and that this was considered a success (before it wasn't). That's around half a million dollars an employee.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Why We Should Take the Sarah Palin Book Seriously

Monday, September 19, 2011

Political agenda and unnamed sources aside, the real value in any book about Sarah Palin will be in the study of her character and characteristics as a leader. For too long there has been reluctance, in the press, to talk about her qualities and qualifications, with any real clarity.

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Opinion: After Suskind Book, NY-9 and Jobs, Obama's Week Has to Get Better

Sunday, September 18, 2011

This week is nothing less than a tsunami, the convergence of declining confidence in and support for Obama, which has been building like a pressure cooker for a year and a half.

            -Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: The GOP's Civil War in NH, and What it Means for Rick Perry

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Texas Tea Party has been warning Tea Partiers in other states that Perry is not the real thing.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama's Job Plan Won't Deliver Jobs

Friday, September 16, 2011

Businesses don't need more capital, in fact capital is very cheap right now. The problem is not that labor isn't cheap. The problem is that businesses don't need any more workers to keep up.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: NY-9 Outcome Should tell Republicans to Target Russian-Americans

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Russians in America are natural conservatives. They lived under Communism, they've seen liberalism taken to its natural conclusion.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Special Elections Show the Waning Power of the Party

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

It's about races that used to be shoo-ins becoming competitive. And if more challengers sense blood in the water, you'll just see more incumbents and party favorites fighting for their jobs.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Watching the GOP Debate—A Visit to The Twilight Zone

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The rival candidates and audience turned on Rick Perry, the frontrunner with deep Tea Party support, for his claim that if you're a young person in this country, regardless of your last name, you should have the chance to contribute to society rather than be a drag on it. He was booed.

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Opinion: Obama's Second Term Chances Rest with Jobs Plan

Monday, September 12, 2011

there are some major political incentives for Republicans to not act, both on ideological grounds, as well as strategic. If the economy recovers faster after this bill is passed, I’d bet my bottom dollar that Obama gets reelected.

-Solomon Kleinsmith, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: 9/11 Legacy Played out in Public Forums and Freedoms

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lessons of the fragility and resiliency of democracy have shaped our America and our New York -- and we learned them in the long shadows of towers that are fixed in our memories.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: 9/11 Has Left us Afraid to Embrace our Values

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I feel to my core that we have not yet fully recovered as a family, as a neighborhood, or as a nation. And now, as a decade later, I do not know that we ever will.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: We're Free, Even to Be Over 9/11

Saturday, September 10, 2011

I fall into camp who thinks commemoration is necessary, though I find as the years go on it actually gets harder for me to tell my story and to hear the stories of others.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama Has Divided His Black Base

Friday, September 09, 2011

When I attend private functions with the folks, there is an increasing divide: Those who feel it is okay to criticize the president publicly, and those who feel we must stand by Obama, no matter what.

-Jami Floyd, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Obama's Smart Bet on Immediate Job Action Over Rhetoric

Friday, September 09, 2011

The president made one irrefutable point last night. We can stake out sharply contrasting positions and let the electorate decide at the ballot box. But that will only ensure 14 months of no relief for working families and the unemployed.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Stucknation: Dear Mr. President, Don't Just Talk Bold on Jobs, Be Bold. Here's How:

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Hoover, like Bush was desperate for bipartisan support for his attempt to save a tanking economy. But Roosevelt opted for change rather than continuity. You went with continuity and the Republicans have been trying to steal your lunch money ever since.

-Bob Hennelly, It's A Free Country columnist.

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Opinion: In Reagan Debate, Romney Must Fend off Also-Rans and Contend with Perry

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

The presumptive front-runner thought he could just keep his gait steady and eyes steely and it would all be his. But debates are where is center-right two-step looks the most awkward.

-Justin Krebs, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: What if we Blamed Obama for the IHOP Shooting? Crazy, Huh?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

It's been months since Tucson but it's hard to forget the repulsive behavior exhibited by so many on the left. The finger-pointing in the wake of that tragedy was unacceptable and unforgettable. To have the president shrug at these sorts of comments from someone on his own side, while sharing a stage, is a problem.

-Karol Markowicz, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: The One Way the GOP can Take Advantage of Anti-Incumbency Fever

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Obama will not face an in-party challenge for the Democratic nomination, but unless things turn around pronto, he limps towards November like Jimmy Carter.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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