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Obama Replants Goal Posts in America's Midfield: In the summer of 2011, when the "Grand Bargain" on deficit reduction failed, U.S. House Speaker John Boehner accused President Barack Obama of "moving the goal posts" -- shifting his demands to the left....
Re "On Iran, there's time," Opinion, Feb. 14 Ray Takeyh counsels the United States and its allies to apply patience as nuclear talks with Iran resume later this month. He contends that "time works best for the United States," while a "take it or leave...
Who decides who will be killed by U.S. drone attacks? Protectors of civil liberties have expressed dissatisfaction with the present system of unreviewed presidential discretion, whether in the hands of George W. Bush or Barack Obama. Must an...
One of the many bits of conventional wisdom about politicians is that they're all scoundrels in one way or another. This is especially true of those who run for president. Maybe they don't steal or lie or cheat on their spouse (although plenty do)....
Tags: U.S. Army, Politics, Joe Biden, Authors, The Miami Herald
After days of jetting around the country to sell his State of the Union proposals, President Barack Obama is following the path set by previous presidents — coming to South Florida for some R&R. The White House has been mum about details, the...
KWCH 12 Eyewitness NewsThe country didn't go over the so-called 'fiscal cliff', but your paycheck will still be smaller starting in a couple of weeks. That's because the payroll tax holiday is expiring. Congress lowered the amount workers pay in Social Security payroll tax in...
George H.W. Bush, the nation’s oldest former president, was released on Monday from a Texas hospital after nearly two months of treatment, his spokesman announced. Bush, 88, was released from Methodist Hospital in Houston after being treated for...
Tags: George W. Bush, Jeb Bush
As 2012 fades into memory, so, too, does the Farm Bill. Our government has failed to take the necessary steps to renew — or deny — the Farm Bill or the Production Tax Credit in 2012, despite ample opportunity to do so. The Production Tax...
It comes as no surprise to hear anti-tax activist Grover Norquist talk about tax cuts, but it does come as a surprise to hear him raise the subject of pink unicorns. Pink unicorns are purely imaginary — a trait he says they share with the...
Tags: Ronald Reagan, NPR, George W. Bush, Radio, Democratic Party
The presidency is the world's most demanding job. Consequently, most presidents relied on "retreats" to get away from the capital city. Ronald Reagan, for instance, had his ranch in California, "W" his ranch in Crawford, TX., and Teddy Roosevelt sought...
The 7-Eleven Kid really is 7, a second-grader, and she recently did a report on George Herbert Walker Bush. Along with her friends, they presented it to the third-graders, as scary a group as a second-grader can face. She heard about his being in the...
Tags: Oprah Winfrey, Bob Hope, Track Cycling, Lance Armstrong, Cycling
Re "Obama goes all in on guns," Editorial, Jan. 17 As a UC Berkeley-trained demographer and epidemiologist, I look at the total cost of any event, not just the immediate dollar price. In recent years the total cost of gun violence has not been well...
Feb 4, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 16, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Feb 15, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
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Jan 2, 2013 |Story| KWCH
Jan 14, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Dec 29, 2012 |Story| Aberdeen News
Dec 2, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
Dec 2, 2012 |Column| South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Jan 15, 2013 |Column| Los Angeles Times
Jan 20, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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