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John Block: Rural America Speaks Up

By former USDA Secretary John R. Block Now that the election is over, Democrats are trying to figure out what went wrong. Not only will they lose the White House in January, they did not get control of the Senate and gained very little in the House.… Read More
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John Block Reports: Election Day 2016 & the Need for a Balanced Government

On October 27, 2016, OFW Law founding principal Richard L. Frank filled in for former USDA Secretary John R. Block on his weekly radio broadcast: Tuesday, November 8, is Election Day.  A free and fair election is what separates the U.S. from many… Read More
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George McGovern: My Turn

Every election year, former Senator George McGovern (SD), the 1972 Democratic Nominee for President, seems to find his way back into the news, and this one, 2016, more than most. Comparisons come up routinely between McGovern’s 1972 campaign agains… Read More
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Bernie on Agriculture

By Marshall Matz, as published in Agri-Pulse Earlier this month, I summarized the agriculture positions of the candidates for President on both sides of the aisle. You can read that column here. Since that time, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) who i… Read More
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2012 Elections Report; Updated Dec. 11

The 2012 election leaves Washington with little change.  Barack Obama retains the Presidency, while the Democrats actually improve their Senate majority, and the Republicans retain a somewhat smaller House majority.  This posting is intended to pro… Read More
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George S. McGovern

There has been an outpouring of emotion and praise mourning the loss of  Senator George S. McGovern.  While he was a liberal Democrat, he is being recognized as a great humanitarian by both Republicans and Democrats.  From President Obama and Vice… Read More
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