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  • Nov 7, 2013
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    Politics: Perhaps It’s A Good Thing We’re Not Good At It

    There’s been a long and ongoing trend in U.S. politics toward polarization, which leads to the inability to debate issues, find common ground and reach a compromise....More
  • farm bill debate continues in washington
    Nov 7, 2013
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    Despite Incentive To Act Quickly, Farm Bill Progress Unlikely 1

    House and Senate farm bill conferees have begun meeting to hammer out a compromise on a new farm bill that is now two years overdue....More
  • Nov 5, 2013
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    Horse Slaughter, Horse Welfare A Victim of Legal Maneuvering 78

    In a surprise ruling, a New Mexico judge threw HSUS out of court and allowed horse slaughter in the U.S to resume. Will the amount of harm and abuse that horses have suffered at the hands of HSUS and other groups may finally and thankfully come to an end? Perhaps, but don't expect those to opposed to horse slaughter to tone down the screeching....More
  • Oct 24, 2013
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    The Simple Math For Obamacare Just Doesn’t Pencil Out 13

    The U.S. isn’t the first country to move toward socialized medicine, and there is good data upon which to base our conclusions on the outcome....More
  • Oct 22, 2013
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    No Money For SD Ranchers? 52

    Will the federal government step up and help the ranchers in South Dakota who were hit by the Atlas blizzard?...More
  • Oct 18, 2013
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    What Did We Learn From The Latest Federal Budget Crisis? 6

    The Republicans were embarrassed and outmaneuvered as they debated the latest budget deal; it’s obvious they don’t know how to even be a token opposition to the policies of the Obama administration....More
  • debt ceiling debate continues, government shutdown
    Oct 10, 2013
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    Federal Budget Compromise Won’t Bring Long-Term Peace 4

    In actuality, our political system is working amazingly well, politicians are responding to the desires of their constituents, and the lack of compromise and inability to find common ground stems from the fact that a common ground doesn’t exist....More
  • Oct 8, 2013
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    Stoke Up The RFS Pressure 7

    “ … In the seven years since the policy was enacted, the RFS has failed to meet its goals of protecting the environment and reducing dependence on foreign oil. It has and is forcing Americans to pay more for fuel, and it has raised food prices around the world. And yet, ethanol lobbying groups continue to argue on behalf of the policy, armed with an array of invalid claims.”...More
  • government shudown
    Oct 3, 2013
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    The U.S. Government Shuts Down; How Sad Is That? 3

    What the government shutdown has shown me is that the prospects of fiscal responsibility and bipartisan solutions in today’s political environment are akin to peace in the Middle East....More
  • government shutdown looms closer
    Sep 30, 2013
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    What Will A Government Shutdown Do To U.S. Farm Economy?

    Will Congress manage to avoid a government shutdown? If they don't manage to pass a spending bill by midnight tonight, here's what you can expect to see change....More
  • governemnt debt lingers near
    Sep 26, 2013
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    Sometimes You Just Have To Smile To Keep From Crying 1

    It seems that today common sense often can seem to be an uncommon virtue. Take a court ruling in Connecticut, for instance, that classifies a horse as a vicious animal, or the mind-numbing political impasse in our nation’s capital....More

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