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Entries by Byron Williams from 11/2009

Will Obama Go to Dover After He Reveals His Afghanistan Plan?

| Posted 11.01.2009 | Politics

After taking office, President Barack Obama lifted the official ban on press coverage of soldier caskets, and this week he lifted the unofficial ban placed on the Commander in Chief visiting Dover.

Native American Insensitivity: An American Tradition

| Posted 11.12.2009 | Sports

This Sunday, the Oakland Raiders will honor Native American Heritage Month. But I question their choice of opponent--the Kansas City Chiefs. Is it possible to be any more insensitive?

Republican Filibuster May Be the Best Way to Pass Health Care in the Senate

| Posted 11.15.2009 | Politics

Doesn't Machiavelli warn that once one goes to the extent of their power they no longer have it? A filibuster of health care legislation would be an admission that the G.O.P. has no more options in its arsenal of opposition.

What Is the Health Care Debate Really About?

| Posted 11.22.2009 | Politics

What is the current health care really about? Is it about cost? Is it government's inability to adequately deliver services that are best left to the private sector? Or is it a middle-class disdain for the poor?

People Of Illinois Should Get The Facts From California About Recalling Governors

| Posted 11.23.2009 | Chicago

Take it from someone who remembers the last time a governor was recalled: Having the power to recall the governor might feel empowering, but that feeling is temporary at best.

Finding That Reason To Be Thankful

| Posted 11.25.2009 | Healthy Living

Thanksgiving must be more than our customary rituals; it must be a day where we take inventory to realize the reasons we have to be thankful -- not problem free, just thankful.

The President's Important Speech On Afghanistan

| Posted 11.29.2009 | Politics

What the president says about Afghanistan next week will be as important as what he actually does. Can he articulate a mission that is clear enough so that the American people will understand why our troops are there?