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Pier Luigi Bersani, Italian Politician, on running for Prime Minister, which he, in fact, was doing at the time of this statement

Adding that Italy is "in a mess and faces a difficult year ahead", Bersani made this bleak prognosis for the eurozone's third biggest democracy. Bersani tried and failed to win the Italian presidency, then resigned as head of his party, before ending up in the hospital. So it has been difficult ...

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Smart People Say The Stupidest Things

Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California, on how he deals with the local implications of California crisis.

This is Schwarzenegger's response when author Michael Lewis asked him how much time he had spent while governor of California grappling with local issues.   Click here for more about 'Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World' by Michael Lewis   Arnold is no fool and has had one ...

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Feds Get Paid $2 Billion During Shutdown!

Did you feel sorry for those poor federal government workers during the government shutdown? No need; it was just another paid vacation for them. From the Financial Times: "The US government spent $2bn on wages of federal workers who were on leave during last month's shutdown, according to a ...

Smart People Say The Stupidest Things

Lawrence Lessig, an American academic and political activist, on government transparency.

From the review: "Because the public cannot interpret or understand much of the data released by the government, transparency leads to wrong conclusions about actions and motivations of elected officials and civil servants. Learning which industries fund your senator can lead to harmful ...

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Women in US Military

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Tag: Government(18), Military(3), Women(3), US military women statistics(1), Women in US Military(1),

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Affordable Care?

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America’s Expensive Soldiers

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Tag: Government(18), government transparency(4), Military(3), America’s Soldiers(1)

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Average Tax Bill for Upper 1%

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Tag: Government(18), tax(2), estimating tax bill(1)

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Government’s Growing Cost

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Tag: Government(18), government transparency(4), United States gdp spending(1)

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We Eat What We Cook

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Tag: Government(18), business(14), nations(1), U.S. gross domestic product(1), Germany's gross domestic product(1),
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