Tagged: Politics

It’s time to shut ‘er down.

Republicans may wish to avoid a fight with Democrats that results in a government shutdown. But wishing not to fight and refusing to fight are two different things. It’s time to fight.

The 50-year Tug-of-War.

The 50-year Tug-of-War.

Since 1960, the country has been in a tug-of-war between those on the right that believe that one can only be truly free when one accepts full responsibility for one’s own life…

When you’re really rich, it doesn’t matter who’s president.

I was at a gathering on Saturday in Dallas in the brand new home of a couple that is somewhat close to me. When I describe the home, don’t draw any conclusions about me. Though they are close for reasons I won’t disclose, I am a visitor in their home no more often than two times a year. The home sits on about an acre in Highland Park, the wealthy enclave just north of Downtown...

W: “You don’t approve of me? I’m outta here.”

Click here to listen to the broadcast of You Tell Me on Newstalk 600 KTBB, Friday, May 23, 2008. I got an e-mail the other day from my friend Mike Tomlinson containing an imaginary resignation letter from a fed up President Bush. I like the premise but the letter needed a rewrite and I have given it one. Here it is. My fellow Americans, All available data shows that between seven and eight out of...

What Hillary & Barack can learn from David Patterson.

Listen to the broadcast of You Tell Me on Newstalk 600 KTBB in Tyler, Texas, Friday, Mar. 31, 2008. You gotta give it to the new governor of New York, David Patterson. He is apparently smarter than either of the two politicians from his party who wish to be elected president. David Patterson apparently spends sufficient time in the real world with the rest of us so as to be aware of the fact that...

Michelle Obama’s America vs. mine.

Listen to the broadcast of You Tell Me on Newstalk 600 KTBB, Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 Here’s a quote that has been bugging me. “For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country, because it feels like hope is making a comeback.” If you haven’t heard, the speaker was Michelle Obama to a campaign crowd in Wisconsin week before last. Well, Paul, give her a break. She didn’t really mean...

Obamacare is only a symptom.

Oh, look! Barack Obama is black.

Listen to the broadcast of You Tell Me on KTBB AM 600 Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Barack Obama is well on his way to not only becoming the Democratic nominee for president, but, in my opinion, to becoming the President of the United States. Why I think he can beat John McCain is a topic for another session and believe me, we’ll get to that. But right now, let’s go ahead and deal with one...

Hail to the Provider in Chief

Listen to the broadcast of You Tell Me on Newstalk 600 KTBB, Friday, January 25, 2008 We’ve gotten so used to it in our politics that we almost don’t notice when it’s right under our noses. Every four years, politicians stand up and tell us what the government is going to do for us. Both parties are guilty. But what government can (read: should) do for you is much more a part of the rhetoric...

Remembering the lessons of 1968 as we vote in 2008.

Happy New Year and welcome to 2008. It is hard for me to believe that it has been 40 years since those of my generation endured the misery of the year 1968 that helped define a whole cohort of politicians and journalists. The journalists that were young in 1968 are now nearing the ends of their careers. For the politicians hoping to either be elected president or play a pivotal role in electing a president,...