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DOD’s increasing reliance on brass is a sign of broader problems

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Square_thumb by Bill Schneider When over 60% of the country believes that things are going well, it is a good year for incumbents. When less than 40% say the country is doing well, incumbents tend to lose. This year, 50% of Americans say the country is doing well. So how will that translate in the election next month? It is difficult to say, but this certainly muddies the mid-term election picture. More ►

Young Teachers Deserve Retirement Protections, Too

Square_thumb by Tamara Hiler Imagine losing $11,000 in retirement, just for moving across state lines. As I recently discovered, the rules of defined benefit plans for teachers reward longevity and punish mobility. It works if you stay in one place and keep teaching, but doesn’t if you switch careers or move out of state, More ►
The point is that no matter which party you belong to, we’re about to run off the fiscal cliff. Rather than fear the cliff, we should fear the ideological extremes...
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