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Entries by Byron Williams from 10/2007

Can Democrats Avoid the Pitfalls of Power?

| Posted 10.04.2007 | Politics

Republicans, based on the last six years, do not deserve to be the majority party in Congress or the party controlling the Oval Office. But can Democrats avoid the arrogance?

What a Friend Low-Income Children Have in George Bush

| Posted 10.05.2007 | Huffington Post

I saw something recently that I, quite frankly, thought was extinct--Republicans and Democrats exerting their constitutional right as a co-equal branc...

His Southern Strategy Made a Dent

| Posted 10.11.2007 | Politics

The "Southern Strategy" has proven so effective for Republicans that, except for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, Democratic presidential nominees have all but written off the South as part of their electoral strategy.

Cleaning up Politicians' Monetary Connections

| Posted 10.18.2007 | Politics

A volunteer, public campaign financing system, like those in Arizona and Maine, is the only solution to reduce the perception that the Legislature is a "Members Only" club.

Time for Congress to Put its House Back in Order

| Posted 10.21.2007 | Politics

It is dangerous to the republic if Congress fails to roll back the power the president amassed following 9/11. And this must be done before the next president takes the oath of office in 2009.

Change? We don't Need no Stinkin Change!

| Posted 10.25.2007 | Politics

At the least the leading candidates for president are running stay-the-course campaigns. If no one is making the case for change, status quo is the obvious default.

When is Enough, Enough?

| Posted 10.28.2007 | Politics

How much are we willing to pay to prolong the madness known as our preemptive invasion and occupation of Iraq? Must we bankrupt the nation before we can openly admit we were wrong?

The Death Penalty: What is an Acceptable Error Percentage?

| Posted 10.31.2007 | Politics

Our collective primordial thirst for revenge blinds us to the insanity of the capital punishment policy.