2010

Happy New Year

December 30 2010

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The new year is upon us. Hard to believe. I want to take this opportunity to look back at 2010 and look ahead to the new year.

In all of 2010, the biggest surprise and most powerful…

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Christmas 2010 – Memories

December 30 2010

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Christmas is a time to celebrate the birth of Christ. We also know it is a time of presents, decorated Christmas trees, and Santa Claus. I also believe for most of us it is a time of…

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Lame Duck Spectacle

December 16 2010

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The Congressional lame duck session is proving to be a fascinating spectacle. The Obama – Republican compromise has sailed through the Senate. That should set an example for the angry…

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It’s a Deal

December 9 2010

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The lame ducks may not prove to be as lame as I thought. President Obama and the Republicans have struck a deal. It is a pretty big deal. Bush tax cuts to be extended for two years, a…

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Heartland Priorities

December 2 2010

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If I spent all my time at our farm in Illinois, it wouldn’t be as revealing to me. I wouldn’t get this dose of reality that makes me sit up and take notice when I go there. It would…

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