Category Archives: The Congress

The Great Debates

With candidates across the country in full campaign mode, this is the part of election seasons where adversaries meet in debates.  Last week there were a number of congressional and gubernatorial debates around the country and this week will see … Continue reading

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Repeal the 17th Amendment?

Several Tea Party candidates across the country have taken positions in support of repealing the 17th Amendment.  That’s the one that allows for direct election of U.S. senators.  Before the amendment was ratified in 1913, senators were appointed by state … Continue reading

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It’s the President’s Fault

But not this president’s or the last president’s…it is President Richard Nixon’s fault.  According to Gallup, confidence in key institutions is at all time low levels, especially for Congress.  I believe that much of the mistrust we harbor for our … Continue reading

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Taxing Questions

Congress returned to Washington, D.C. this week after its summer recess.  The session will last four weeks, before the body adjourns for midterm electioneering.  This short legislative session is likely to be dominated by issues concerning the economy, specifically tax … Continue reading

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A Drop in The Bucket

On Labor Day, President Barack Obama called on Congress to pass $50 billion in spending on U.S. infrastructure.  According to the White House, the plan seeks to “expand and renew our nation’s roads, railways and runways” over the next 5-6 … Continue reading

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The Final Stretch

I hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend.  I did; my wife and I travelled to Mississippi State and our beloved Bulldogs defeated the Memphis Tigers 49-7!  It was made better because we got to visit with friends … Continue reading

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The Gray Congress: Old Age and Term Limits

With the passing of sitting Senator Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia last month at age 92, the topics of our aged Congress and term limits came up.  Is our current Congress too old?  If so, do we need to … Continue reading

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