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Otto Von Bismarck

The Old Math

Tom Deegan | Posted 10.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Tom Deegan

The government has unwittingly given away to big business a cheap and easy way to offload employee health care benefits altogether -- along with all their attendant administrative headaches and cost uncertainties.

What The Ryan Budget Gets Right On Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The Ryan budget -- love it or hate it -- at least recognizes that we can't afford anachronistic financial plans. If we try to, we do exactly what we must not: deplete the programs and leave those most in need without a safety net.

August 1912

Neil McCarthy | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

One hundred years from now, a new crop of historians will have spent their careers puzzling over the mindlessness of a governing class that ignored reality and assumed the worst could never happen.

The Road to War in Asia

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.22.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

Clever diplomacy, not more Marines, is the answer. The over-extended American Raj has got to face strategic reality or it risks going the way of the Soviet Empire.

Dems Must Stop Hiding Behind the Notion That Politics Is "The Art of the Possible"

John Odum | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
John Odum

Bismarck's famous line and the sentiment behind it sums up the steady marginalizing of anything that could be considered visionary by so many elected Democrats.

Wall Street Reform: $5 Worth of No Substitutions

Bill Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bill Singer

2010-07-14-Screenshot20100714at11.22.20AM.jpg My wife and I were having lunch at a local diner and saw the above sign on the wall at the end of our table. She read it. I read it. She laughed. I laughed.