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  • The Anti-VA Scam

    March 6, 2017

    David Burress

    More bad news on Veteran’s Hospitals wait lists, followed by more outrage from the same regressive right wingers on Capitol Hill who caused it in the first place by cutting the VA budget.  They also set up a race-to-the-bottom system of sending patients to outside vendors (at higher costs) when the waitlist gets too long, thereby:   1. ...

  • The Labor Vote

    March 3, 2017

    David Burress

    In any close election, there are a large number of factors each of which, when taken all alone, is enough to cost the election.  E.g.Clinton carried the labor union vote by 19 points, down from Obama’s 31 points.  That by itself cost Clinton the election.  (So did Jill. So did the deplorables remark.  So did ...

  • Koch-Owned Dishonest Economics Strikes Again

    March 1, 2017

    David Burress

    Dave Trabert is president of Kansas Policy Institute, hence ex officio a Koch publicist and make-believe researcher.  His op ed in the Kansas City Star today claims that no tax increase is needed to fill the sink-hole in the Kansas State budget.   In terms of Koch ideology he is entirely correct.  If you are ...

  • The Danger Caused By Moderates

    March 1, 2017

    David Burress

    From a certain point of view, the current crisis was entirely caused by moderates and centrists.  Moderates, please bear with me.  Assume for the sake of argument a simplified model in which one side in a deep political division is strongly unified, and is thoroughly radical and extremist in its ends, means and rhetoric, and ...