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Entries by Byron Williams from 02/2007

Iraq's Brain Drain Leaves Hopeless Legacy

| Posted 02.01.2007 | Politics
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Those leaving Iraq represent the best long-term hope of being a country not solely dependent on oil. Due to our policies, Iraq is being transformed into another Afghanistan -- only with more oil.

Political Reality Outpaces Campaign Finance Laws

| Posted 02.05.2007 | Politics
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As the political winds of the 2008 presidential election appear to blow toward the direction of much-needed change, it sadly appears that we will be ...

Democrats Face Difficult Challenges of Governing

| Posted 02.08.2007 | Huffington Post

The Democratic Party, fresh off its midterm election success, stands to be the latest in the cyclical aspect of politics where reality trumps political rhetoric and expectations.

U.S. Handling of Arar Case Shows How far We've Fallen

| Posted 02.11.2007 | Huffington Post

The U.S. government's unwillingness to remove Arar's name from the U.S. watch list, let alone apologize, demonstrates how far astray we have become from our own democratic sensibilities.

If California Wants an Early Primary, Make it a Clean One

| Posted 02.15.2007 | Politics
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I understand and agree that California should have a bigger role in presidential primaries. But the Legislature's latest efforts to change the prima...

Vilsack's Energy Security Platform

| Posted 02.19.2007 | Politics
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Vilsack is perhaps positioning himself to fill the void vacated by Al Gore by making energy policy central to his campaign.

Are We Really Addressing California's Prison Problems?

| Posted 02.22.2007 | Politics
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There is still time in the long term to create a systematic approach that addresses addiction, mental health, immigration and sentencing laws, especially for nonviolent offenders.