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David M. Walker

Entries by David M. Walker

Debate This: A Real-Time Look at How Voters Feel About the Economy

(138) Comments | Posted October 15, 2012 | 9:53 AM

If I learned one thing over the past five weeks on our campaign bus, it is this: Voters are tired of Washington gridlock and they want elected officials to start earning their pay.

We held 34 events, ranging from midsize groups to rallies with more than 500 people. My...

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The Truth About the Comeback America Initiative

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2012 | 2:02 PM

Today's blog post from Richard Eskow ("Six Degrees of Social Security: The President, the Senator and the Billionaire") is so replete with errors it is hard to know where to begin a correction of the record. In foregoing reasoned discussion to take swipes at various people and promote...

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SCOTUS and Health Care Reform: We Are Arguing Over the Wrong Things

(57) Comments | Posted March 22, 2012 | 4:13 PM

A colleague of mine, Kathleen Benanti, was hit by a drunk driver in 1992. The whiplash crushed her neck's C6/C7 joint, creating shrieking levels of pain. Unfortunately, the driver didn't have car insurance and Kathleen didn't have health insurance, so all she could manage was paying for an X-ray, which...

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We Need More Independent-Minded Voters

(22) Comments | Posted February 20, 2012 | 6:10 PM

The national conversation about the possible need for a third-party presidential candidate is growing increasingly loud, and there's a strong rationale behind it. Twenty years ago this week, Ross Perot launched an issue-based third-party candidacy that tapped into a deep desire within the American public. He ran on four key...

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The State of the Union Is Not Strong

(25) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 2:33 PM

Three billion dollars. No matter who you are, that's a hefty sum of money. And that's how much more in debt our nation gets every day. That's right, every day, including weekends and holidays!

There are many things President Obama must cover tomorrow night in his State of the Union...

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The Truth Regarding Defense Spending

(65) Comments | Posted December 23, 2009 | 12:47 PM

President Obama just signed into law a $626 billion fiscal 2010 defense spending bill that provided the Pentagon with its annual appropriation, including funding to help pay for the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Another defense funding request is expected in the new year to cover the costs of sending...

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