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Peter Merriman

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Common Ground for Aircraft Carriers and Health Care

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2013 | 8:37 AM

The GOP's decision not to compromise on the sequester. This seems like the first time in memory that the GOP has agreed to cut military spending. I'm certain this is painful for the republican caucus, which is what the sequester intended.

In a perverse fashion, the Tea Party is...

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5 Steps to Fix the Fiscal Flop

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2013 | 8:18 AM

The fiscal cliff deal sure seems like a flop.

President Obama did not get the "grand bargain" or big deal he had hoped for. John Boehner and congressional Republicans didn't get the spending reform they keep dreaming about either.

It seems as if everyone is mad at Washington and our...

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Left Out! It Just Aint Right! The Extreme Center Needs to Be Heard

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2013 | 9:05 AM

In Hawaii we call it "chicken skin." Back in Pittsburgh, folks say "goose bumps." Regardless of what one calls it, that's the feeling I get when I remember that both John Adams and Thomas Jefferson died on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Adams and...

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