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How non-partisan is the Congressional Budget Office?

We all read, watch and listen to the news quoting the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) when it comes to the U.S. budget. Oftentimes we detect through our eyes or ears the word “non-partisan” before the name of the institution – a guarantee for transparency and equity both to reporters and other people in what’s going on with the federal government spending. How trustworthy are the team of economic and public policy analysts that comprise the CBO though? Is it a myth that it is non-partisan? Who appoints these experts? Continue reading

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Alvin Greene for U.S. Senate

Interesting news in American politics today – jobless veteran Alvin Greene, a candidate for the U.S. Senate won the Democratic nomination in South Carolina, a Republican stronghold, by merely paying the fee of $10,400 from his own pocket to just enter the race. He actually never even met with his main opponent for the Democratic nomination, longtime state politician Vic Rawl, who claimed he never met Mr. Greene. Continue reading

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Former Congressman Eric Massa – will the truth shock you?

Last night, I was watching FOX which I generally don’t like. I prefer MSNBC but its bias often drives me crazy as well but that’s another story. Former Congressman Eric Massa (D – 29th District) who was freshman, had a lot to say on “The Glenn Beck Program.”  Continue reading

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Changing party balance in the U.S. Senate

A year after President Barack Obama was sworn in, the political picture in the U.S. looks almost completely different – like in s reallignment. Rachel Maddow was mocking the Republican Party days after Election Day calling its decline a “free fall,” and other MSNBC hosts and guests called the GOP “small, regional and white” going as far as offering that it changes its ideology a little to the left for the sake of its survival. Such calls sound great if trends in life never change though. Continue reading

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Caution, caution, caution! Democratic Party, Republican Party and bad contributors!

A disturbing news for the Democratic Party, and the Republican Party to a certain extent, has appeared on Yahoo! Finance. Raj Rajaratnam, a Wall Street billionaire, originally from Sri Lanka and with dual citizenship, whose net worth is valued at $1.3 billion, was arrested, together with six hedge funds managers for allegedly conducting insider trading schemes which generated illegal profits of $25 billion. Continue reading

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“Letters from Nuremberg” is a must read

The book consists of chapters that are explained in their very beginning – in a half a page of summary – with the rest of them consisting of the letters that Thomas J. Dodd, Senator Dodd’s father, wrote to Grace, his beloved wife. In the beginning the book is not as interesting as expected: Tom Dodd had been compaining to his wife that the trial had been slown down too often and for too long mainly because of the Russians but also because of the French and the British to some extent. Continue reading

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