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Entries by Byron Williams from 03/2008

Change Is Easier Said Than Done

| Posted 03.03.2008 | Politics

The 2008 election was destined to be one of change. But change is something that is much easier to talk about than it is to implement.

California's Budget Problems Limit College Opportunities

| Posted 03.06.2008 | Politics

Access to higher education for all who qualify long has been a hallmark for California residents. Is this a value that the state can afford to chip away?

Where Do Clinton and Obama Stand on Vital War Issues?

| Posted 03.09.2008 | Politics

Assuming that either Clinton or Obama takes the oath of office on January 20, 2009 -- immediately he or she would become a war president. What exactly would Clinton or Obama do then?

California Dreamin

| Posted 03.13.2008 | Politics

In California, we assume the electorate can make snap judgments about the state's issues that are superior to lawmakers who have been elected to represent us.

Jeremiah Wright's Influence on My Ministry

| Posted 03.14.2008 | Politics

The Trinity United Church of Christ, under the leadership Rev. Wright, is an oasis in the wilderness of poverty, black on black crime, and under performing public schools that plague Chicago.

Clinton is Winning the Perception Battle

| Posted 03.16.2008 | Politics

McCain is trapped in an unenviable box. If he supports the present administration policies -- advantage Democrats. If he tries to run away from them -- advantage Democrats.

What's Another Five Years Among Friends?

| Posted 03.23.2008 | Politics

If we were making real progress in Iraq, why then must Cheney travel to Iraq undercover, while Iranian President Ahmadinejad openly arrives to a red carpet greeting?

Our Sound Bite Culture Should Provide More Questions than Answers

| Posted 03.27.2008 | Media

When we the public make the sound bite the end and not the beginning, we risk violating what the code of ethics we also warn journalists to guard against.

Clinton's Loose Association with the Truth

| Posted 03.30.2008 | Politics

On her Iraq vote, Clinton appears to stand dangerously close to the divide that separates exaggeration and mendacity.