Month: June 2010

Shakedown

One would hope Rep. Joe Barton, a Republican congressman from Texas, was an outlier last week when he spoke about a $20 billion fund set up by BP  at the president’s behest to compensate those affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil...

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The Swiss model of democracy

By ROSS DAY As the Keizertimes reported a couple of weeks ago, I was invited by the Swiss government to observe elections in Switzerland on June 13, 2010.  The tour centered around Switzerland’s system of direct democracy, the...

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