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Saturday, November 27, 2021

The Prez Meets The Press

President Bush had promised one press conference a month and made good on that commitment by coming in just under the wire on the last day of May, summoning reporters on short notice for a Q&A session in the White House Rose Garden.

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The ‘Deep Throat’ Pretenders

After more than 30 years, the biggest political mystery of the 20th century has been solved. Bob Woodward, through his newspaper, The Washington Post, confirmed Tuesday that W. Mark Felt, the number two man at the FBI during the early 1970s, was Deep Throat, the celebrated source who provided information that led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon.

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Guilty On All Counts

Like too many people today, I get caught up in the hyperbole that passes for political debate. In anger, I throw in buzzwords and epithets designed to inflame passion and, frankly, piss off the other side. It’s a cheap trick, a lazy one in fact that adds no substance to the discussion and serves only to increase the rancor that has taken over any attempts to discuss the issue of the day.

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Conflicting Emotions

Polling on abortion reveals the complexities of the American psyche. On the one hand, the majority of Americans feel that abortion is morally wrong. Yet, at the same time, the majority of Americans poll in support of Roe v. Wade, which made abortion a legal procedure nationwide.

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Isolationist Tactics

As part of its plan to close and consolidate military facilities, the Defense Department plans to move offices in cities and inner suburbs either to military bases or remote areas.

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Frist Blew It

If Bill Frist’s performance as Senate majority leader the last few weeks is any indication, he would have trouble managing a two-car funeral let alone the vast U.S. government, which apparently is his ultimate goal. Without being too hard on the Tennessee surgeon who President Bush handpicked for his current assignment, it is reasonable to suggest that his skill in the operating theater has not found its way into the political arena.

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Think Digitally

Start saving those pennies for digital TV when your old sets go dark. House Republicans plan to pull the plug on analog broadcasts Jan. 1, 2009, but don’t foresee rebates to ease the cost of the changeover for the 85 percent of Americans who haven’t yet switched.

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