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Toward A Rural Renaissance

by David Bice Economist, Commodity Futures Trading Commission As a follow-up to a previous post, “Do People Really Vote Against Their Economic Self-Interest?”, this post will more fully review what an economic revival program could look like for our small towns and rural areas.  The future for [...]

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Davis as governor? No thanks

So Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis may be mulling a run for governor? Just what we need — a man who counts Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., who once called himself “David Duke without the baggage” as a friend. A man who used to buddy up to former Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, who lost his committee […]

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Thanks for nothing…

Letter to the editor published in The Southern Illinoisan by Mary Rajcok in response to Congressman Mike Bost voting against the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Mike  Bost, seriously?  What is wrong with you? All the years you have been in office I’ve gone back and forth between thinking [...]

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