By Tom Quiner This humble blog has dished up 300 posts since its inception. If you find these posts thought-provoking, illuminating, or perhaps even irritating, spread the word! E-mail your favorite posts to your friends and enemies. Encourage them to subscribe. Encourage them to join the conversation. I have appreciated the response from my readers,…

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By Tom Quiner The chart above quickly tells the story. If Congress fails to raise the debt limit, will we have enough money to make interest payments on the national debt? Yes. If Congress fails to raise the debt limit, will we have enough money to cover social security? Yes. Medicare? Yes. Essential defense? Yes.…

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By Tom Quiner This is the way our system works: Teachers want more money for schools (and salaries, of course). Defense contractors want more money for defense. Social justice advocates want more money for welfare and society’s safety net. Planned Parenthood wants more money for abortions. Senior citizens want more money for Social Security and…

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By Tom Quiner Congress passed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and a president who was a member of the Democratic Party signed it into law. Years later, another Democratic Party President said he simply didn’t like the law, so he refused to enforce it. End of story. Today, a Congressman from South Carolina, James…

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By Tom Quiner Do you know who John the Baptist is? The Catholic Church considers him the greatest and last in the line of the prophets. He was the voice in the wilderness paving the way for Jesus, the Christ. He did something interesting while still in his mother’s womb. I quote the King James…

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By Tom Quiner The stakes were high. The world was watching. An historic arms control treaty with the Soviet Union was within our grasp. The date was October 12th, 1986. The place was Reykjavik, Iceland. If Ronald Reagan said yes to Mikhail Gorbachev, Mr. Reagan would be hailed as a hero. If he said no to…

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By Tom Quiner I witnessed something extraordinary a week ago. In many respects, it was life-changing. More on it in a minute. It made me think of a wonderful story told by the late Dr. Norman Vincent Peale. Dr. Peale was a minister and author of the classic book, “The Power of Positive Thinking.” Dr.…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCyPAaubENE&feature=sh_e_sl&list=SL] The Onion has once again uncovered a major scandal from the White House, one that completely overshadows the tense debt-ceiling negotiations. Could this snafu tip the tide in favor of the Republicans?

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By Tom Quiner The President looked the American people in the eyes and said something devastating: social security checks may not go out if the debt ceiling isn’t raised. There are few things more frightening he could have said to senior citizens, so many of whom depend on those checks for their survival. The President…

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By Tom Quiner Six Senators have presented a framework to tackle our deficits and the debt ceiling in a bipartisan way. The plan is lacking in detail at this point and should be approached warily. There are things I don’t like about it. Having said that, they have put a dynamic idea on the table…

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