Rebuttal message is worst start to 2004 election

January 27, 2004 • 0
While the president’s State of the Union address on Jan. 20 has been the subject of much press scrutiny (including in this paper — Zach Jones, “A review of the dismal State of the Union,” 1/23), the Democratic rebuttal has attracted little attention. As is customary, immediately following the president’s address, an appointed member or »

Prescription drug bill is bad deal, political ruse

January 15, 2004 • 0
The current form of the legislation jeopardizes the health care coverage of millions of seniors. Currently in the United States, 12 million seniors enjoy retirement health care benefits from their former employers. Under the new prescription drug bill, this coverage has tremendous potential to become reduced, or the cost dramatically inflated. A provision of the »

Forty years later, we must recall JFK’s legacy

November 21, 2003 • 0
Forty years ago, on Nov. 22, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Of course, all of our parents remember when they heard the news on that late-November day. Some of them even choke up. Our parents recall how President Kennedy embodied optimism, hope and a spirit that the American ideal would prevail, »

Senate is ignored, but in peril for 2004

November 7, 2003 • 0
While everyone is aware of the presidential election that will occur next November, there is more to the 2004 elections than initially meets the eye. In addition to the impending conclusion of President Bush’s first term, the terms of 34 United States senators will also be expiring next year. Over the past year, the Senate, »

Recall puts Calif. in play in 2004

October 21, 2003 • 0
There is more to California’s recall election than meets the eye. Personally, I was deeply perturbed by the result. Yes, I was dismayed that the citizens of California chose a politically inexperienced novice to be the governor of the largest state in the union and CEO of the fifth largest economy in the world, but »

Changes steer America wrong way

October 8, 2003 • 0
America is becoming unrecognizable. There are times when I read the newspaper or watch television and am horrified by the changing face of our nation. I remember what I used to picture when I thought of the state and idea that is America. We were a beacon of freedom for the rest of the globe; »

Wesley Clark: A liberal who can beat Bush

September 24, 2003 • 0
On Wednesday, Sept. 17, Gen. Wesley Clark announced his intentions to seek the Democratic nomination for the presidency of the United States. That afternoon’s address marked victory for the “Draft Clark” movement, which had been attempting for months to convince the former NATO commander to become the 10th Democrat in the field of those seeking »