Robert Slayton: California Republicans

California’s Republican Party is going to lose statewide elections for a long time. And it’s not just because of the leaders and candidates; it’s their electorate that is preserving this fate. Let’s start with the people who should head the ticket. The Golden State’s Grand Old Party has professional politicians with both charisma and issues […]

Joint Chiefs Of Staff Chairman Calls For Immediate DADT Repeal

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says he supports Congress using its lame-duck session to end the ban on gays serving openly in the military. Adm. Mike Mullen says he backs action before the new Congress in January – if that’s what it takes to end the “don’t ask, don’t tell” […]

Warren Buffett: I ‘Should Be Paying A Lot More In Taxes’

WASHINGTON — Billionaire Warren Buffett rebutted claims that the Obama administration is unjustly hurting business orders with high taxes by saying that in fact, the wealthy have never had it so good. “I think that people at the high end, people like myself, should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better […]

Terry Newell: Trade-Off America

There are two things we know about enhanced X-ray screening and full-body pat-downs at TSA check points. The first is that if we abolish them and a terrorist blows up a plane as a result of concealed explosives, Congressional hearings will castigate the TSA for failing to protect the public. The second is that if […]