Category: Politics

The HITECH Act

One of the elements of the 2009 stimulus that I’m the biggest fan of is the HITECH Act, which provides billions of dollars for healthcare IT. This is part of the “Reinvestment” portion of the stimulus; it...

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Paying Down the Debt

Wow, it’s been a while since my last post; looks like that one was just as I was getting seriously into the training at my new job. Will have to do a personal post soon, but today, I want to talk about the debt and...

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Thoughts on the Election

While it wasn’t a great night for the country, it wasn’t all bad either. Here are a few things that come to mind. The republican takeover of the House most likely kills any chances of another stimulus bill. We now...

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Obamacare Trial Proceeds

For now, it seems, the lawsuit against the federal government over health care reform will move forward, after a ruling by a federal judge in Florida. The judge did not rule on the merits of the case, but decided that...

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Stopping Illegal Immigration

I’ve always said that if the government actually wanted to stop illegal immigration, the solution is obvious: simply impose hefty fines on any company that hires an illegal immigrant. We all know they come here for work:...

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The Folly of Tax Cuts

During the 2000 presidential debates, when surpluses stretched as far as the eye could see and the debt was finally being paid off, then-governor George Bush argued that we needed to cut taxes to reduce government revenue, so...

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Making News or Reporting It?

News Corp, which owns Fox News and the Wall Street Journal, recently made a $1 million donation to the Republican Governors Association. I’ll let that sink in for a second. The owner of Fox News, which republicans see as...

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More on Politics

I’ve been looking forward to reading the political news over the last few days, now that the Colorado primaries have ended. As I’ve mentioned before, I found the Colorado governor’s race particularly...

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Plagiarism Bad

I thought it was hilarious that the day after I wrote an article about properly citing sources to avoid unintentional plagiarism, the Denver Post broke a story about plagiarism by republican gubernatorial candidate Scott...

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