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Archive for January, 2009

Dear Oprah

Monday, January 19th, 2009

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

Near the end of 2008, I appeared on a radio show when my friend Mark Isler substituted for the vacationing Hugh Hewitt. At one point, Mark asked the listening audience to call in and discuss [...]

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New Session: First Week

Friday, January 16th, 2009

by Congressman John Campbell | Irvine & D.C.

It’s the first week of the 111th Congress and it’s a little like the first week back at school in September. “So what did you do over the holidays?” is the standard greeting as “What did you do over the summer?” was in high school. There are the [...]

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Israel at the Crossroads

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

At this writing, Israel is in its third week of military operations in Gaza. Still the rocket attacks on southern Israel continue and there are reports of several being fired into northern Israel from Lebanon, re-igniting fears that Hezbollah may exploit the situation in Gaza to engage Israeli forces [...]

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Has the Governor Stepped Back From the Brink?

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

From the perspective of California taxpayers, last week was nothing short of extraordinary. In the political equivalent of a game of chicken, an attempt by the tax-and-spend legislative majority to shred the California constitution came up short. And our Governor did the right thing by vetoing a massive tax increase, but [...]

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SCHIP Ante Is Too High

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

by Gary Galles | Malibu
Twice, Congress has passed a State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) expansion that was vetoed by George Bush.  Now, with a new President who will sign it, House Energy and Commerce Committee chair Henry Waxman said “We want to get this to the President as quickly as possible; therefore we’re going [...]

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Taking Sides In The Middle East

Monday, January 12th, 2009

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

Just for the record, I am a non-observant Jew. That means that my mother’s father, Max Lashevsky, who kept kosher and attended an orthodox synagogue every day of his life, would probably have considered me [...]

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The Car Business

Friday, January 9th, 2009

by John Campbell | Irvine & D.C.

Now that the rescue/bail out of the big 3 automakers has been completed by President Bush, the Fed and the Treasury Department (with the support of President-Elect Obama), I would like to give you all some of my views on what has been said and is still being said, [...]

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Assessing the Bush Presidency

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

George W. Bush has been visibly aged by eight grueling years of shouldering the nation’s burdens. Most presidencies have been marked by crises of some sort or at least one major game-changing event and his was no exception. The 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington by Muslim fanatics [...]

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by Chuck DeVore | Irvine

On Monday, January 5, President-elect Obama selected former Cong. Leon Panetta to be the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Panetta’s chief qualification is his utter lack of intelligence experience - meaning that [...]

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by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

The governor and the majority in the Legislature are continuing to hold up already hard-pressed Californians for more money.

Since we pay some of the highest taxes in the nation and have one of the highest rates of unemployment, one is reminded of the classic western “The Magnificent Seven,” where a bandit [...]

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