Tag Archive: George W. Bush

Dec 14 2013

Three Lessons from Mandela: One man alone can’t make a revolution

Everyone seems to agree that Nelson Mandela, like Martin Luther King Jr., is one of the great figures not only of the 20th century but, indeed, of the long trail of history. Here are three lessons we can learn from his amazing life: Lesson 1: There are times when freedom fighters have to fight. In …

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Mar 19 2013

Voting rights act in danger?

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard a case which seeks to overturn the historic Voting Rights Act. If opponents of the Voting Rights Act succeed, I believe the protection of Texas voters and those all across the nation would be at severe risk. The court heard arguments in Shelby County v. Holder, which argues that …

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Jun 28 2012

Capturing history

Eric Draper is the former chief photographer and special assistant to President George W. Bush. On June 29-30 he will bring his “Front Row to History” exhibition to Tyler and Longview. In this one-of-a-kind photographic extravaganza Draper chronicles the Bush administration by showcasing the most recognizable graphic images and never-before-seen photographs of our country’s 44th …

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May 21 2012

Remembering Charles Colson

Tricky Dick’s master of dirty tricks became a Christian prison reformer but was no saintly do-gooder. By Donald Kaul One of the great villains of Richard Nixon’s villainous administration went to his final reward last month. Charles Colson, Tricky Dick’s master of dirty tricks, died of complications after suffering a brain hemorrhage at the age …

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Apr 17 2012

Getting pricier to eat, drive

Call it “trickle-down inflation.” It’s not just oil and gasoline prices that are going up now. A lot of other things are rising in cost as well, beginning with food. That makes sense. When farmers and grocery stores pay more for fuel, they end up passing that cost along the production chain. Eventually, it reaches …

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Apr 10 2012

Invoking fake job creators to cut taxes on the rich

We’re squandering an extraordinary opportunity to rebuild America. By Robert L. Borosage Conservatives like House Speaker John Boehner say the government can’t raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires because they are “job creators.” Instead, House Republicans are once more calling for trillions in more tax cuts for the richest Americans. That’s a big mistake. The …

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Dec 20 2011

We should buy more white flags

Today, the business of America is war. By William A. Collins War for some, Increases wealth; For all the rest, It ruins health. President Calvin Coolidge famously explained in 1925 that “the business of America is business.” Lately, that aphorism has been superseded by the model developed by Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama: …

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Aug 31 2011

Endless war isn’t the answer to 9/11

By Jim Cason Tens of millions of people will soon observe the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks. In New York City, the names of the nearly 3,000 people who died on that day will be read out loud and Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama will join the families of the victims …

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