From the daily archives: Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Ken Blackwell really shouldn’t try to make impromptu, off-the-cuff comments…

The actual quote is by Mark Twain, not W.C. Fields: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. ”

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Seriously, Steve?

On February 10, 2009 By

US Rep for OH-7 Steve Austria (R):

“When (President Franklin) Roosevelt did this, he put our country into a Great Depression,” Austria said. “He tried to borrow and spend, he tried to use the Keynesian approach, and our country ended up in a Great Depression. That’s just history.”

The Great Depression started 4 years before FDR took office, Steve. Boy, I bet voters in OH-7 are feeling hoodwinked right about now.

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Just to save our readers the trouble of finding it themselves, or remembering to go check today, if you liked the article I linked yesterday about the military’s struggles with providing adequate mental health care to returning war vets, here’s today’s column.

Soldiers face considerable stigma for seeking mental healthcare in some Army units. Old habits die hard, according to the Fort Carson commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, a man with a reputation for working to fix these problems at his post. “We are trying to say that it is a sign of strength and not weakness to come […]

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