Monthly Archives: January 2013

Immigration, gangs in DC, and the path to reform

How much sense does this make? Congress is deadlocked over spending cuts, at loggerheads over gun control, and paralyzed on presidential nominees. Yet somehow a bipartisan group of senators is proposing an immigration bill that might actually pass. Advertisements

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Posted in Social Policy

Allowing women in combat? A no-brainer

The push for a woman’s right to serve on the front lines seems like one of the strangest moves for gender equality to a lot of us guys.

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Posted in Foreign Policy, Social Policy

Obama, inaugural speeches, and four more years of aggressive politics

In case you didn’t hear, President Obama was sworn in for another four-year term yesterday (err… Sunday). That’s important, but its what he said after the oath was all said and done that’s really noteworthy.

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Posted in President Obama

Poll: Even NRA members want universal background checks

Finally, some gun control legislation we can all agree on!

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Posted in Social Policy

Obama voted against raising debt ceiling in 2006 due to high deficits

President Obama had harsh words for congressional Republicans who have refused to raise the debt ceiling without dollar-for-dollar spending cuts.

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Posted in Fiscal Policy, President Obama

A winning record: recapping the Daniels administration

Governor-elect Mike Pence will be sworn in today at a ceremony just outside the Indianapolis Statehouse at 11 a.m. But until then, Mitch Daniels is the boss.

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Posted in Fiscal Policy, Local, Social Policy

Obamacare already raising, not lowering, healthcare costs

Republicans have argued that Obamacare is “bad medicine and bad policy” for a number of reasons, including the idea that it will raise, not lower, healthcare costs. So far, they’re being proven right.

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Posted in Fiscal Policy, President Obama