Category: Sundry Punditry

Something to keep in mind as you spend those tax checks 0

Something to keep in mind as you spend those tax checks

Now that tax checks from the Treasury are arriving in mailboxes around the country, it is time for a check of another sort — a reality check. The money arriving from the government — “Bush Bucks” a friend calls his...

Bush Pres. Part II, First Week, First Scandel, ElectionGate 0

Bush Pres. Part II, First Week, First Scandel, ElectionGate

By Jason M. DeBord November 2000 The Honeymoon is over and the bride has woken up wondering exactly who she married. Does Bush really love me, or am I just a tool for his ambitions? Did he cheat to win...

Tobacco Settlement: A Pack a Day to Keep the Bill Collector Away 0

Tobacco Settlement: A Pack a Day to Keep the Bill Collector Away

As the first payments from the $206 billion tobacco settlement are delivered to state governments, it looks like the money will not be used where it could do the most good: to help people who want to quit using tobacco....

God not Guns: DeLay’s Answer to Columbine 0

God not Guns: DeLay’s Answer to Columbine

“God, not guns,” is House Whip Tom DeLay’s answer to gun violence. Presumably his catchphrase is a better alternative to the modest gun law reforms in response to Columbine that he killed legislatively; another victory not for God, as he...

Politicians For Sale: All Bidders Welcome 0

Politicians For Sale: All Bidders Welcome

áFor Sale: All levels of American Government. Cost depends on what buyer wants. Protect your interests even at otherÆs expense by spending money where it counts. On politicians! With a big election coming up nowÆs the time to be thinking...

The terrorists are coming and we aren’t prepared 0

The terrorists are coming and we aren’t prepared

Originally published in The Citizen, Cincinnati, OH, July 1999 Recently a government commission on terrorism revealed a little known secret that raises goose bumps: The threat of a major terrorist strike against America is probable enough to take seriously. Very...