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Our view: Jackson’s red flag orders bill preventing tragedies

By   /  Friday, August 23rd, 2019  /  Editorials, Latest news, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Our view: Jackson’s red flag orders bill preventing tragedies

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The debt busters: Bowles, Simpson to speak at UCSB

By   /  Friday, October 26th, 2012  /  Latest news, Tri-County Economy  /  Comments Off on The debt busters: Bowles, Simpson to speak at UCSB

When it comes to the future of the United States, whoever wins the presidency and takes control of Congress on Nov. 6 are far less important than what those winners choose to do about the nation’s long-term fiscal trajectory when they arrive in office. The nation’s debt load has reached $16 trillion, swollen by two unfunded Read More →

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Editorial: New generation sets challenge for Congress

By   /  Monday, May 16th, 2011  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Editorial: New generation sets challenge for Congress

With graduation season in full swing, it may be instructive to take a look at how the next generation of civic and business leaders views the current state of play in politics. Suffice it to say, that view is dim. A report from the Panetta Institute for Public Policy, a think tank located at the Read More →

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Suddenly, deficit is talk of the town

By   /  Monday, December 6th, 2010  /  Columns, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Suddenly, deficit is talk of the town

WASHINGTON, D.C. — All of a sudden, deficit reduction is the name of the game. It is as though someone flipped a switch on Nov. 2 and suddenly the one-trick pony that is politics in the nation’s capital is obsessed with the idea of balancing the federal budget. Not that I am complaining. As I Read More →

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