Experience and Change Are Not Mutually Exclusive

One of the most vigorous debates in the Democratic primaries pits “experience” against “change.” Hillary Clinton is cast as bringing experience, while Barack Obama is painted as the hope for change.  And now, since much of country is begging for major change—especially given the huge dissatisfaction with the Bush administration—all the candidates are trying to…

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Energy Plans: Which Candidates Have One?

We should elect the President of the United States based on more than some sound bites and commercials, so I want to start of the year with something meaty, such as a little exploration of where the 2008 presidential candidates stand on the issues. There are a lot of issues to consider, some more charged…

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Candidates and Money

People commonly say that elections are determined by who has the most money. A look at the data gives some interesting and at times surprising insights to this conventional wisdom. Consider the following three items: 1. There are several websites that seem to do a pretty good job of tracking and presenting campaign finances and…

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Welcome to Citizen CEO

Happy New Year! Happy Election Year! Citizen CEO is kicking off. After over 40 years of searching for an honest, comprehensive picture of what is going on with the U.S. government, I’ve decided to stop looking for what doesn’t exist and start creating. Are we getting effective government? Are elected officials doing what we expect…

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