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Stephen Tryon, a former fellow in the office of Senator Max Cleland, is a Senior Vice President at internet retailer Overstock.com and the author of Accountability Citizenship.

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Campaign Finance Reform and Arbinger's Self Deception

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 5:48 PM

Executive branch officials are limited by federal ethics regulations to a threshold of about $35 when accepting or exchanging gifts. As an army officer, I was always taught this was as much about preventing the perception on the part of the American people that officials were being bribed as it...

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The Difference Between July 4th and July 14th

(1) Comments | Posted July 17, 2014 | 3:19 PM

Every year around this time, I marvel at what the generation that founded our country accomplished. On July 4th, we celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The major principle put forth in that declaration was simple, clear and powerful: the signatories declared that every person had...

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Dysfunctional Party Bureaucracies Lead Congress Astray

(1) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 2:29 AM

The American people have grown increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of the United States Congress over the past several years. According to monthly Gallup polls, the public's dissatisfaction with Congress averaged a pathetic 62.7 percent in 2009. But dissatisfaction has grown worse in each year since 2009, reaching...

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Mike and Ted's Excellent Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 5:27 PM

Here we are on Week 2 of Mike and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Mr. Boehner, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz have led the U.S. Congress to shut down a good portion of the United States government because they are trying to stop implementation of legislation that was passed by Congress three...

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