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William A. Smith

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The Real Lesson from Health Care Reform

(3) Comments | Posted October 14, 2009 | 12:19 PM

In my decade-plus of working in Washington on policy matters, I've followed more bills than I care to remember. But this time around, the healthcare reform debate strikes me as different. Maybe it is what it says about what we as a people value...or don't. With the Senate Finance Committee...

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Why Isn't Senator Coburn Going After This Wasteful Spending?

(15) Comments | Posted March 6, 2009 | 4:19 PM

It is a great irony that the same party that had watch over creating the deep recession in which we find ourselves -- largely through excessive spending, particularly on the grand flight of neo-conservative fancy to export and re-plant democracy -- now seems set to reclaim their discredited reputation and...

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