To Comfort The Afflicted
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To Comfort The Afflicted And Afflict The Comfortable

Monday, June 27, 2022

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On Earmarks

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BY JOE CONASON It isn’t the earmarks, stupid. Bullying Republican Senate leaders into a “voluntary” ban on earmarks may represent a political triumph for the Tea Party movement, but as a measure to reduce the federal deficit it is a meaningless substitute for real action. The facts about earmarks – and the deficit, for that […]
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Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton
Arnold Hamilton became editor of The Observer in September 2006. Previously, he served nearly two decades as the Dallas Morning News’ Oklahoma Bureau chief. He also covered government and politics for the San Jose Mercury News, the Dallas Times Herald, the Tulsa Tribune and the Oklahoma Journal.