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Bush Policies Weakening National Guard

The New York Times reports on another example of how the Bush administration has harmed our national security: Governors of both parties said Sunday that Bush administration policies were stripping the National Guard of equipment and personnel needed to respond to hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, forest fires and other emergencies. Tens of thousands of National Guard […]

Hijacked: a PBS Documentary

Last weekend I watched a documentary that I would highly recommend — Hijacked. Hijacked was produced by WGBH in Boston for PBS’s American Experience series. It airs on PBS on tomorrow, Monday February 27, 2006 — check for local listings here. Hijacked takes a look at events thirty-six years ago, that signaled the beginning of […]

Clinton vs. Bush on Social Security Reform

We’ve had plenty of “Kerry was right” posts here. After criticizing the Clintons, I should also balance things by showing where Clinton was right. Check out this article from January 27, 1998: Social Security and the budget surplus All Americans deserve to have confidence that “Social Security will be there when you need it,” Clinton […]

Opposing Clinton On The Issues

I began by commenting on Pamela’s post on Hillary Clinton, but this grew into a post of its own. While true that Hillary has a lot of baggage, this is not the reason I hope that 2008 is our first election since 1976 without a Bush or Clinton on the ballot. One reason Hillary is […]

To Be Respected in the World

Every day seems to bring more evidence that John Kerry got it, but was a year or two ahead of his time. Recall the title of his plan published during the campaign, Our Plan for America : Stronger at Home, Respected in the World. The public just wasn’t ready to understand this in 2004, but […]

Too Much Baggage

Knight Ridder reports that many Democrats fear Hillary Clinton carries “so much baggage that she could drag the party down to defeat” in the 2008 presidential election. party insiders feel that “ominous signs abound” and all combined, they “suggest her campaign would conjure a clash between the lure of Clinton nostalgia and the fear of […]