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Is Trump’s Shutdown The Realization Of Drowning Government In The Bathtub?

“I don’t want to abolish government.  I simply want to reduce it to the size where I can drag it into the bathroom and drown it in the bathtub.”  –  Grover Norquist.  Interview on NPR’s Morning Edition, May 25, 2001  … Continue reading

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The Commoditization Of Higher Education: A Tragedy

Starring Grover Norquist, and featuring the classic plot where the GOP systematically deprives an institution of money, then uses the ensuing chaos and dysfunction to argue that the institution is in need of “reform.”  Alas, in this story their idea … Continue reading

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Whatsamatta With Kansas? Lots!

Catching up on some old reading I finally got around to reading Peter Fisher’s synopsis of the disastrous Kansas budget over at Iowa Fiscal Partnership. Justice Louis Brandeis once called states “the laboratories of democracy.” As the major laboratory for … Continue reading

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Weigh Your Choice Carefully

One final thought before the election from Larry Hodgden. Larry is a retired Viet Nam era veteran of the USAF. He and his wife of 40 years, Sharon, have three children and seven grandchildren who keep him very busy. Family, … Continue reading

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