White House Press Photo / March 23, 2009/ Lawrence Jackson(cc)
Archive for April, 2009

Does government work for you?

Barack Obama told a joint session of Congress that people don’t want to continue the argument about big government or small government. They want smart government and effective government. What is smart and effective government in 2009? While it’s easy and sometimes fun to demonize government when times are good, we learn in times of [...]

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The Crossroads for Government and Business

Two of the major forces that have shaped America into the world’s lone superpower are a democratic governing system and free market capitalism.  Have these societal forces shaped over time to compliment one another or do they counter balance?  The answer is both.  They are interdependent on one another.  The government both regulates private enterprise [...]

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Can government change?

One of the most treasured rights in American democracy is to lobby or petition the government to influence pubic policy.  That right to petition has turned into a billion dollar lobbying industry in Washington D.C. President Obama campaigned to change the way Washington rewards special interest lobbyists and instead plans to give more voice to [...]

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Citizenship Quiz

Becoming an American citizen is the dream of many people around the world. The promise of the freedom to create your own destiny and wealth in America has made her citizenship a prize. But can those fortunate to be born in the USA answer the questions that we require immigrants to know in order to [...]

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