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Apr 24

Cutting your benefits isn’t the ‘middle’ way

The federal budget is, according to many experts, a “political document.” It’s how our political leaders convey their priorities to the people they serve. So what’s the political lesson of Barack Obama’s recent budget plan? He apparently thinks older people could get by with less. how to learn Chinese The Obama budget has attracted a …

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Jul 30

How Mitt got his

Romney keeps playing hide-and-seek with his booty. By Jim Hightower What a blessing it is for Mitt Romney to serve as the Republican nominee for president. He’s a living portrait of Mr. Wall Street Man. As his candidacy unfolds, it’s allowing us commoners to get a peek into how the privileged few rig the rules …

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Jun 28

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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Mar 27

Mitt Romney and Mike Dukakis

By Susan Estrich I’ve been waiting for it: the inevitable comparisons between the Massachusetts governor who ran for president (with my help) in 1988 and the former Massachusetts governor on his way to being the 2012 Republican nominee. Now, I’ll admit that there is almost certainly something in the water in my old home state …

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Feb 28

Family surprised by presidential visit

By Jan White There’s a heart-warming story told about how President Dwight Eisenhower surprised a family while he was vacationing in Denver.   A newspaper reporter had written an article in the form of a letter to the President to tell him about a little boy named Paul Henry Haley, who was dying of cancer.  …

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Feb 28

Party of God

You wouldn’t think it would take Him four shots to pick a winner. By Donald Kaul The Republican primaries have been a tough sled for God, the Father of the party. (Well, Republicans claim He is.) First, Michele Bachmann came to Him and asked whether she should run for president. “You go, girl,” He said, …

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Feb 13

Un-presidential primaries

Despite the Santorum speed bump, it seems certain now that Mitt Romney will be the eventual nominee. By Donald Kaul Breaking news: Republicans have found their long-sought alternative to Mitt Romney. Surprisingly, it’s Mitt Romney. Remember the old Mitt Romney? That white-shoe Republican who was all for health care mandates? Who favored reproductive choice and …

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Feb 07

Is Mitt Romney out of touch?

By Bill Wilson Within hours of his big win in Florida, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney again raised questions about whether he is in touch with the American people, telling reporters, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it.” Really? The nation has …

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