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Not Just for the Movies: Bond Smart Gun Would Save Lives

(118) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 4:22 PM

"The biggest threat to children's safety regarding guns... are the guns found around their homes," said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, during our recent event on gun violence prevention. No one knows this better than Ann Marie Crowell, whose son Brian was killed...

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Eliminating Waste, Fraud and Abuse in Defense Contracts

(18) Comments | Posted July 26, 2011 | 7:23 PM

Yesterday, The Washington Post reported that U.S. taxpayer money in Afghanistan is landing in the hands of the Taliban. According to The Washington Post, an unreleased military-led investigation "provides seemingly definitive evidence that corruption [in Afghanistan] puts U.S. transportation money into enemy hands."

I first called on the...

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Eliminate Wasteful Tax Expenditures, Achieve Huge Budget Savings and Ensure Middle-Class Fairness

(5) Comments | Posted April 19, 2011 | 10:27 AM

More of the "tax day" focus should have been on wasteful tax code spending known as tax expenditures. Tax expenditures are subsidies, tax credits, deductions, exclusions, exemptions and special preferential rates for individuals, business and corporations hidden in the tax code in that, once enacted, they do not have to...

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Reexamine the Tax code: An Investment in Hardworking Americans and in Our Future

(2) Comments | Posted March 31, 2011 | 1:04 PM

Those who tuned in to 60 Minutes this past week were able to see two segments portraying a woman and a man involved in noble pursuits for significant social benefit. These were juxtaposed with a third segment involving a multinational corporation's executive trying to justify his company's avoidance of paying...

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Four Years of Incompetence

(37) Comments | Posted March 19, 2007 | 7:36 PM

Four years ago, our top civilian leaders predicted a short war in Iraq in which we would be greeted as liberators. After hyping intelligence to persuade Americans to support invasion, their incompetence led to a lack of planning and adequate resources and facilities devoted to the care of wounded soldiers....

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A 'Truman Committee' Is Needed Now

(16) Comments | Posted June 15, 2006 | 6:21 PM

As the cost of the war in Iraq approaches $400 billion, the failure of the Republican Leadership in Congress to ensure proper oversight of these funds has led to waste, fraud and abuse of tax-payer dollars. The Republican Leadership is failing soldiers, their families and the American people by refusing...

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SOTU: Bush's Failure to Lay Out a Clear Agenda

(6) Comments | Posted January 31, 2006 | 10:42 PM

People are concerned about skyrocketing gas and home heating costs, the struggles they face trying to pay for college, and the rising cost of healthcare. The baby boomers are also nearing retirement and are facing an uncertain future as companies are breaking their promises to retirees, slashing pensions and cutting...

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Accountability for Iraq

(5) Comments | Posted June 10, 2005 | 3:35 PM

At this point, it is widely known that the foundation on which the Bush Administration took this country to war against Iraq has crumbled - there were no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and there were no direct links between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Ladin. The revelation of...

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