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I credit favorite writers and public opinion makers.

A lifelong Democrat, my comments on Congress, the judiciary and the presidency are regular features.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles: Inspired choices to help plan how to cut deficits on Obama's new commission.

President Obama has picked two very able co-chairs for the job of figuring out what to do about soaring federal budget deficits. And leading Republicans had better get on board to help with a bipartisan effort, or else get out of the way. Increasingly defined by hypocrisy, those who scream about out of control spending had better become part of the solution. It will take both cuts in spending and increasing revenues to get us out of the current sea of red ink.

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