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Michael Burns

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Putting Repatriated Funds to Work for American Students

(4) Comments | Posted March 10, 2015 | 6:59 PM

Compromise - it's both the most common and least practiced word in Washington. Nearly blanket disagreement between Republicans and Democrats is impeding progress on a growing list of critical issues. We propose integrating two such issues frozen in partisan limbo to help solve each other: (1) inflated student debt levels,...

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Too Great to Fail

(249) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 6:53 PM

The sharks are circling JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon in the wake of the London Whale, and all the bureaucrats who have felt the sting of his criticism of Dodd-Frank have their harpoons at the ready.

It is an ironic turn of events for an iconic leader of U.S. banking who...

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"Ex Malo Bonum": Out of Bad Comes Good

(293) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 7:55 AM

Being a moderate Republican can be very lonely. I supported Mitt Romney for the simple reason that I believed that he would accomplish more than our current president.

In truth, there is no real Republican Party today. Will Rogers famous line -- "I'm not a member of any organized political...

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Greenbacks for Green Cards

(28) Comments | Posted July 15, 2009 | 10:52 AM

My father once told me that you could often gauge the potential success of a great idea by how many people it infuriates at first blush. In that context, I believe authorizing states to sell green cards to a group of sponsored illegal immigrants for $10,000 apiece over the next...

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