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TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 2010

MONDAY, MARCH 29, 2010

March 29 thread 19 

Consumer spending up a bit in February for the fifth straight month. Wages haven't budged. Discuss this and other news here. Note themed threads on health care, education and global warming.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2010

Stimulus/Fed report card 

Most economists in this Wall Street Journal survey said the economy would be worse without stimulus. The Fed gets the most credit.Thirty-eight of the 54 surveyed economists, not all of whom answered every question, said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act boosted growth and mitigated...

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MONDAY, MARCH 22, 2010

The March 22 thread 15 

Orange you glad you didn't fly to New York for the Zags game?Loose thoughts assembled here. Note the health care thread, just in case anything of importance happened on that issue.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010


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MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010

FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 2010

Blog changes

I received some good tips on making the blog experience better. Some are technical, and I'll have to consult with smarter people. But the one I can do now is to organize debates with themed blog posts. Below you'll see Health Care Reform, Education and...

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MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2010

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2010

"Benedict Brown" 

U.S. Sen. Scott Brown sure went for hero to zero in record time. Now, he's a traitor and a RINO.James Taranto tells conservatives to grow up.If Scott Brown is a RINO, any conservative with an semblance of sanity should drop to his knees and say...

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MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010



Note to commenters

Knock off the juvenile innuendo and language stuff. It's very simple to ban someone. A lot easier than playing grammar school principal. Discuss the issues. Do not discuss this. Choice is yours.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010

Thursday's Loose Thread 69 

If conservatives had a problem with the Bush administration, it sure didn't materialize today when Dick Cheney made an appearance at a rally of conservative pooh-bahs."I think 2010 will be a phenomenal year for the conservative cause and I think Barack Obama is a one-term...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010

MONDAY, FEB. 15, 2010

Monday's Loose Thread 70 

Happy President's Day. How are you celebrating at your house? I'm thinking of chopping down the apple tree. I felled the cherry tree a long time ago.Thought on this and important stuff go here.

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Gary Crooks
Gary Crooks joined The Spokesman-Review in 1997. He is editor of the Opinion section and a member of the Editorial Board.

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