Republican presidential candidates were supposed to debate their job creating plans last Monday evening. Instead, they took the time to attack one another.
Author: Helen Thomas
President Barack Obama is about to veto the Palestinians’ well-supported bid in the United Nations for statehood. In doing so, he will betray the tide of the Arab spring, and the long standing commitment of the United States of promoting democracy in the Middle East and throughout the world.
Past public officials luckily have the luxury of writing their own versions of history. Former Vice President Dick Cheney has his second rendition of his role in recent national events with no mea culpas.
If the United States blocks the Palestinian petition for statehood in the United Nations in September, it will betray the great principles of our founding fathers.
Will we ever recover from the mess the Republicans have gotten us into? Most of us may not understand all the complexities of our current economic debacle, but the bottom line is we have way more money being paid out by the federal government than revenue being collected.
Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch suffered what he called the most humble day of his life when he appeared before a British Parliamentary Committee and the world, when the unethical invasions of privacy of public officials by his staff were made public.
This week, Congress voted to raise the United States debt ceiling. The Republicans managed to overcome the deficit problem without any tax increases. As usual, the GOP laid the issue on the backs of the American people with forthcoming huge cuts in social programs, including adjustments to current Social Security […]
The Republicans have a plan to solve the nation’s debt limit problem – take it out of the hides of the elderly, the poor and the disabled. The GOP leaders want to cut the social programs – Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, not to mention food stamps and other programs […]
Where are the neo-conservatives who brought on this economic and political mess?
Betty Ford was a great first lady. She had courage when Presidents’ wives kept their personal views under wrap, and their views were mainstream and beyond, with the exception of Eleanor Roosevelt. Ford, who died last week at the age of 93, was remarkable for her honesty and defiance of […]