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“The Fairer Sex in the Senate”

Women in the Senate are becoming more powerful.

The August body, though still in the grips of mostly older white men, is now the provence of 19 women, from 16 states, and the number grows every election.

That trend is likely to continue as newly elected Senators like Elizabeth Warren make a significant difference in the political discourse — especially within the Senate — countering the divisiveness, intransigence and the fatalistic policies of McConnell, Grassley, McCain, Alexander, Hatch, Cornyn, Graham, Sessions and so many others.

Are strong women the answer to our political nightmare?

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“Key Elements to Lowering the Deficit”

This article was posted on The Huffington Post 9/6/11. To read it on HuffPo click on the link.

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Nearly everyone agrees — the deficit is a problem and must be fixed.

Fixing this recessionary deficit will take time. Lots of time… and sacrifice. Lots of sacrifice!

There is no agreement in Congress on how deficit reduction can be fairly accomplished but, honest discourse is an absolute necessity. A few reasonable adjustments could put deficit reduction on a positive path in the short-term. There is much more involved in developing a long-term solution, but it’s also easily achievable.

Short-term, seven key elements must be considered including raising taxes and closing loopholes to increase revenues. Anyone who tells you we have a spending problem, not a revenue problem, and refuses to raise taxes is either ignoring the truth or stupid.

What will it take to restore fiscal responsibility?

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