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Solomon Kleinsmith

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Solomon Kleinsmith is a former nonprofit worker, serial social entrepreneur and strident centrist independent blogger from Omaha, Nebraska. His website, Rise of the Center, is the fastest growing blog targeting centrist independents and moderates.

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Opinion: Don't Hold Your Breath for a Fiscal Cliff Fix

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

I'd like to think that the positive sounding things that House Majority Leader John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Obama have been saying, but much of their comments include worrisome hedging.

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Opinion: Romney Lost Because of Execution, Not Demographics

Thursday, November 08, 2012

After Bush's election in 2000, many Republicans said much the same about demographic advantages, as did Democrats in 2008. 

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Opinion: Wake Me Up When This Election Is Over

Monday, November 05, 2012

Normally, I’d be looking forward to the post-election period, where there is usually a bit of a break from the really nasty partisan garbage that peaks around Election Day. But now I just want it to be over.

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Opinion: I'm Tired of this Cynical, Lie-Filled Election. Aren't You?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Both sides call the other liars, and they're both right.

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Opinion: Immigration Policy Needs to Adapt to Economic Conditions

Thursday, September 20, 2012

There is nothing wrong with immigration in general. The problem is our inflexible immigration policy that doesn't adapt to the economic times our country is in.

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Opinion: I'm a 47-Percenter Romney Needs to Win

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A whole heck of a lot of us are in that 47 percent percent, and from the polls I've been seeing... more and more of us are leaning toward voting for Obama, or at least not voting for Romney.

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Opinion: Both Parties Prefer Fairy Tales to Truth on Economy

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ideology is a dangerous thing. Both parties would rather tell fictions about the economy than deal with real, imminent problems.

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Opinion: If Romney's Economic Plan Weren't Crazy, He'd Win

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Swing voters would love to see a decent alternative to Obama, and if Romney were a decent alternative, he'd be the one leading in the polls right now.

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Opinion: Are Both Parties Headed Toward Fiscal Sanity?

Monday, September 10, 2012

I did hear something at both conventions that gives me hope about being able to avoid this fast approaching 'fiscal cliff', and get our government headed in a more fiscally sane direction.

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RNC Dispatch: Why Romney Will Pay for Snubbing Ron Paul

Monday, September 03, 2012

I really do think there is a chance that this garbage will cost Romney 2-3 points. Not to Obama, but to Gary Johnson.

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RNC Dispatch: Calls for Transparency

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

After two days of being in Tampa and interacting with a bunch of people, the most surprising tidbit I've noticed is that all the Republicans I've talked to were in favor of full donor transparency for political organizations.

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Opinion: CNN Should Re-Launch 'Crossfire'

Friday, August 10, 2012

Our country needs CNN to be more than just profitable. We need it to be influential, like MSNBC is among the left, and Fox News is on the right. Crossfire would fill this need.

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Opinion: All Politicians Should Show us Their Finances

Thursday, August 02, 2012

It's no wonder Romney's likeability numbers are staying stubbornly low, and no wonder that Republicans have had so much success using Reid and Pelosi as punching bags.

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Opinion: The Senate Let Bush Tax Cuts Expire and All We Got Was This Lousy Economy

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Virginia Democratic Senator Jim Webb and Independent Joe Lieberman were right to vote against President Obama's political play to allow the tax cuts for those making more than $250,000 a year to expire in a few months.

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Opinion: How to Target Swing Voters After Health Care Decision

Monday, July 02, 2012

Swing voters didn't like what the Democrats were doing when they had the Senate, House and White House, we don't like what the Republicans have done with their expanded minority the last year and a half either.

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Opinion: In Sorkin's 'The Newsroom,' Media Has a Message

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Even if the fiction they're creating is more Don Quixote than Edward R Murrow, it's still good television. This is especially true if you still think it could be possible to produce a news program that people want to watch, and advertisers want to support, that's more about reporting what's going on, rather than merely using it to fit their narrow ideological worldview.

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Opinion: Why the Job Numbers Aren't As Bad as You Think

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

The worst thing that can happen is for people to just up and quit looking for work. It's not a big change, but seeing the labor participation rate go up from 63.6 percent to 63.8 percent is a small step in the right direction.

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Opinion: Bill Clinton and Cory Booker are Right About Bain

Monday, June 04, 2012

The former President and the Mayor of Newark were both critical of Obama's attack ads against Romney. Democrats should listen up if they want to attract swing voters in November.

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Opinion: Fox & Friends Obama 'Attack' Ad Sums up Cable News

Friday, June 01, 2012

Should anything shock you coming from a station that would give a lowlife like Al Sharpton a show, or a station that would give give Glenn Beck a platform for a few years?

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Opinion: No Surprise Best and Brightest Don't Wind Up in DC

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

If Washington could attract the same talent as Silicon Valley, maybe Congress wouldn't have the lowest approval ratings in history.

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