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Guns and Butter: Things We Do Not Like Or Want

In the wake of a bipartisan agreement to establish new spending levels through fiscal year 2019, the Republican Administration sent out an official White House statement:   …we were forced to increase spending on things we do not like or want in order to finally, after many years of depletion, take care of our Military… […]

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FAA & ATC: How to mismanage a problem

FAA orders 2nd Controller on Night Shift This story in the Washington Post (April 16, 2011) details how the FAA is responding to air traffic controllers falling asleep during the night shift. The response seems completely wrong-headed — add a second controller — and seems to ignore lots of other problems here. Remember that the […]

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Just by Speaking, the President has lost

I haven’t heard "the speech" yet — you know, the one that the President is giving today on how to deal with the deficit. The talking heads are all a-twitter (can we still say that? or do I have to put "TM" on it?) — I say they are all a-twitter about what he is […]

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One Branch of Government

"The House will not take up an emergency supplemental spending bill for Katrina and the war in Iraq that spends one dollar more than what the president asks for," said House Majority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio. "Period." (USA Today, Updated 5/4/2006 9:08 PM ET) This is an interesting commentary on what the role of the […]