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Why Rep. Hunter Is Very Wrong About Nuking Iran

Why Rep. Hunter Is Very Wrong About Nuking Iran

December 6, 2013 at 12:43 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 12/06/13 By Michael Shank and Kate Gould With the United States and Iran finally on a path toward resolving the dispute over Iran’s nuclear program, a member of Congress on the House Armed Services Committee is playing the spoiler, urging the United States to prepare […]

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How Pentagon Employees Are Picking America’s Pocket – In Afghanistan

How Pentagon Employees Are Picking America’s Pocket – In Afghanistan

December 8, 2012 at 11:21 am

POLITICO 12/8-9/12 By Michael Shank At the beginning of this lame duck session, a report was delivered to Congress by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). Likely few in Washington read it. The U.S. war in Afghanistan wasn’t a big part of pre-election politicking and now, post-election, the […]

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Democratic Party Looks Like America

Democratic Party Looks Like America

September 9, 2012 at 7:51 pm

THE HILL 09/06/12 By Michael Shank Being here in Charlotte, North Carolina, for the 2012 Democratic National Convention, having watched the Republican National Convention religiously on television, one thing that is explicitly different between the two national conventions is the diversity of delegates. Walking the convention hallways, the arena stairways, […]

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Republicans and the Mennonite Vote

Republicans and the Mennonite Vote

August 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm

THE HILL 08/17/12 By Michael Shank In pursuing politics in Washington, and as a former senior congressional staffer, I am the odd one out in my extended family: many, if not most, of my relatives are farmers, preachers or teachers. At family reunions, consequently, like the one I recently returned […]

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Will Republicans Suggest an Economic Cure in Nevada?

Will Republicans Suggest an Economic Cure in Nevada?

February 4, 2012 at 9:33 pm

AL JAZEERA 02/04/12 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN) As the Republican candidates depart the southeast United States to head to Nevada, one topic seems to have escaped their attention entirely: a credible economic cure for what ails the states where they’re waging their campaigns for president. […]

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We Lead Developed World in Poverty and Inequality

We Lead Developed World in Poverty and Inequality

November 17, 2008 at 8:15 pm

THE HILL 11/17/08 By Michael Shank and U.S. Representative Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) Late last month, buried beneath the noise of last-minute presidential campaigning, a 2008 report released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) cited rising inequality and poverty among member states. Press-released in Paris, this newsworthy point […]

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The Call for Change In the White House Is an Understatement

The Call for Change In the White House Is an Understatement

October 28, 2008 at 8:18 pm

ROLL CALL 10/28/08 By Michael Shank and U.S. Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) On Nov. 4, America will celebrate the close of the most unprecedented presidential campaign in history. On several accounts past precedent has been handily usurped. Most notable: This was our nation’s most expensive campaign yet, surpassing $1 billion […]

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