Another New Deal is a Bad Deal

Despite a projected $1 trillion deficit next year, President-elect Barack Obama has requested that Congress send him a $1 trillion stimulus bill by Jan. 20, so that he can immediately launch the New Deal II, putting people to work building infrastructure, roads, bridges, schools, transportation systems, green technologies, etc. In this, he seems to betray [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:18-08:00 December 19th, 2008|San Francisco Chronicle, US Financial Policies|Comments Off on Another New Deal is a Bad Deal

With No Apologies, Let’s Move Out

Indeed, where’s the outrage? With David Kay’s resignation, press interviews and Senate testimony, and the report issued earlier this month from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, disapproving of the decision to invade Iraq, we ve seen a renewed Democrat outrage and a seeming injection of credibility into their candidates issue-starved campaigns. (By the way [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:33-08:00 February 8th, 2004|Islam and the West, San Francisco Chronicle|20 Comments

Straight Answers on War: Resolving to Use Force

Ms. Ryan – In response to your distinctly disingenuous plea (editorial page, Sept. 29th) for straight answers to the questions posed by President Bush’s embrace of preemption, unilateralism, and reckless militarism (for brevity –PURM), let me try to oblige by asking you to consider the following scenario. Imagine the Bush White House takes your counsel [...]

By | 2017-02-28T07:31:40-08:00 October 13th, 2002|California, San Francisco Chronicle, US History|Comments Off on Straight Answers on War: Resolving to Use Force