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What Are Debt And Entitlements?

October 18, 2016

onservatives distort the English language. One of the more prominent examples is the word entitlement. According to the dictionary, an entitlement is something due to one by law or contract. In the case of Social Security and Medicare, they are benefits that are paid for by the FICA tax of 15.2%. Conservatives confuse the word […]

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How To Succeed In The Army

December 3, 2009

Just what are the criteria for promotion in the Army? We have been hearing the name of General Stanley McChrystal a lot of late. He is a Four-Star General in charge of NATO forces in Afghanistan. Now does his name ring a bell? We have heard about his recommendation for an additional 40,000 troops. Seemingly […]

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Quick Takes

August 12, 2008

I just wanted to make a few short comments on a couple of items in the news – no, not the Olympics. It appears that most people don’t understand or appreciate the importance or complexities of Russia’s attacks on Georgia. I include the administration in this. One of the problems, again, is putting amateurs in […]

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