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A billion here and a billion there

The subject here is the national debt and various claims about how to eliminate it. One of the most quoted statements made by a national politician came from former Illinois Senator Everett Dirksen. In a conversation related to the national ...

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Focus on the law, but mind your business

Donald Trump’s (most) recent fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants moment is a great example of why no one should employ the tactic in a professional setting. In this month’s “Trump’s Abortion Flub Shows Risks of ‘Winging It’ on Policy,” The Associated Press discusses how ...

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In reference to references

When it comes to giving references for former employees, if you don’t have anything nice to say, it’s best not to say anything at all. Giving employee references – even positive ones – can land companies in court, leading attorneys ...

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Yellen rescued the markets

In the fourth quarter of 2015, investors were losing confidence in the Federal Reserve. The Fed speakers were out on the rubber chicken circuit spouting all kinds of opinions. “More rate hikes” would say one Fed president, “no rate hikes” ...

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Accentuate the positive, please

When democracy was born in ancient Greece they used to vote just as we will next fall. There was, however, a significant difference in how they cast their ballots. They would write the name of the candidate they did not ...

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GOP now sees Sanders as its only hope

Desperate for a savior and envious of his appeal to young voters, Republican Party leaders now see Bernie Sanders as their best and perhaps last chance at sidelining Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary and defeating Hillary Clinton in ...

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