Monthly Archives: November 2010

Can Obama and the GOP leadership agree on taxes?

The President’s instincts are to confront the Republicans, not to compromise. He has begun to talk the talk, but he has yet to walk the walk. He may try the same strategy with the Bush tax cuts. If so, the Republicans … Continue reading

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Here come the Huns – or maybe the Finns

By Ken Feltman  If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don’t make it a leg. – Abraham Lincoln The aftershocks of the November election are subsiding. More … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Tom DeLay

By Ken Feltman Tom DeLay bullied people. Each time he succeeded, he was emboldened. Bullies attract other bullies, forming a gang whose members need to impress each other with more extreme bullying. We see this on playgrounds everywhere. What we … Continue reading

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The Bush Tax Cuts: A Deal Brewing?

by Ken Feltman The President’s instincts are to confront the Republicans, not to compromise. He has begun to talk the talk, but he has yet to walk the walk. He may try the same strategy with the Bush tax cuts. If … Continue reading

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How damaging are the WikiLeaks?

Overall, the impression the leaked documents leaves with me is amazement at how amateurish and reckless our diplomats and agents are. Is this a “Saturday Night Live” parody? Is there some hidden code in the blathering? Or is our diplomatic … Continue reading

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