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February 23, 2014
Mike Lofgren
Author, "The Party is Over"
Mike Lofgren BIO:
Photo: Alisa Bar Mike Lofgren was born in Akron Ohio and received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Akron. In 1983, he became a staff member for Rep. John Kasich (R-OH) and then a staff member on the House Budget Committee. In 2005, Lofgren moved became a national security analyst for the Senate Budget Committee. He retired in 2011 and currently is an independent.

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Info: Our guest is author and former Congressional staff member Mike Lofgren. He discusses his book titled “The Party is Over: How Republicans Went Crazy, Democrats Became Useless, and the Middle Class Got Shafted.” In addition, he talks about his recent op-ed piece available on the website truth-out.org titled “Gates Agonistes.” The op-ed is Lofgren’s review of the recent memoir released by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Lofgren suggests that Gates’ representation of Congress and the administration should be viewed as “grinding his axes.” He discusses many portions of the Gates book, as well as his own. He shares experiences from his 28 years working as a Congressional staff member.

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