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Senate Chaplain Shouldn’t Mix Prayer and Politics

Senate Chaplain Barry Black is winning praise for taking a “bold” daily stand in which he “scolds” senators during the federal government shutdown. He is the “rock star of the government shutdown” in the eyes of Liz Henry, another writer here at The Broad Side. His insights and criticisms might be mostly correct, but he […]

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These Tea Party Brats Need a Backpack Leash

Tea Party Republicans, giddy over a government shutdown, look like a bunch of foolish children at the maniacal hour before bedtime when all the crazies of the day come out and, before sleepy eyes flicker, begin to run into walls and wail loudly and without reason all the while demanding ludicrous things that make no […]

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Conservative Welfare Disguised as a Child Tax Credit

Utah Senator Mike Lee proposes revamping the federal tax code in a way only conservatives could love. His “Family Fairness and Opportunity Tax Reform Act” would not actually fix the nation’s financial woes, but it does successfully blend failed conservative pipe-dreams and pandering in a way that is sure to appeal to the base. It […]

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Show Me The (Regular Order) Money

Congress is getting ready to pack up and leave town for the August recess. And they have had a BANG UP year so far. And by BANG UP, I mean they’ve done pretty much diddly squat. So far, the 113th Congress has passed 22 whole laws. Yep. 22. To give you an idea of how […]

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Where Are The Women?

Two weeks ago I attended the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Conference, and as I sat in the crowd over the course of three days time I was repeatedly struck by how many women were in attendance. Of course, I’m not privy to the conference’s attendance records, but as I surveyed the […]

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