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October, 2008  (Page 2)

“Joe The Plumber” and Obama’s Zero-Sum Game

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 10:01am

Joe the Plumber made it to prime time in last night’s debate. In fact, just about the only thing anyone will remember about the debate is the name Joe the Plumber.

Joe the Plumber first became known when he confronted Barack Obama during a campaign stop, complaining that Obama’s tax plan would...

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Will 401(k)’s Disappear in the Interest of “Fairness”?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 12:37pm

From Investment News:

House Democrats contemplate abolishing 401(k) tax breaks

Powerful House Democrats are eyeing proposals to overhaul the nation’s $3 trillion 401(k) system, including the elimination of most of the $80 billion in annual tax breaks that 401(k) investors receive.

House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Calif., and Rep. Jim...

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“Race” As Political Weapon

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 7:51am

Many people talk about the use of the “race card.” Playing the race card does not mean talking about race or discrimination, which are legitimate political and moral issues. Playing the race card is the use of false accusations of racism to shape the political debate and stifle political opposition.

The Obama...

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Don’t Say No One Told You So

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 8:39am

“PREPARE for a new America: That’s the message that the Rev. Jesse Jackson conveyed to participants in the first World Policy Forum, held at this French lakeside resort last week.

He promised “fundamental changes” in US foreign policy – saying America must “heal wounds” it has caused to other nations, revive...

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John McCain and Nathan Sharansky

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 13, 2008 at 5:43pm

I was a student of Russian and Soviet history in college, and spent a considerable amount of time in the Soviet Union. While a student in Moscow, I became close friends with the Yakir family (more on them in a later post), a family steeped in Soviet tragedy and controversy. During...

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Obama is “Door No. 2″

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, October 12, 2008 at 5:42pm

The presidential election of 2008 is still three weeks away. By all likely measures, Barack Obama will win. It’s not a foregone conclusion, but a strong likelihood.

Many people point to the recent economic turmoil as the reason for Obama’s rise. In the short run, that theory is correct. Voter anger at...

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