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Entries by Byron Williams from 09/2010

After Seven Years, We Still Don't Know the Truth

| Posted 09.01.2010 | Politics
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The president is well within his right to tout the fulfillment of a campaign promise -- the drawdown of combat forces in Iraq. But the contrarian could rightly state that Iraq is hardly stable.

Is This Really What We Want to Fight for in Afghanistan?

| Posted 09.05.2010 | Politics

I can accept different countries observe different customs. But I cannot accept that we must put our men and women in harm's way for those customs generally considered deplorable by the American people.

One More Example of Our Irrational Politics

| Posted 09.16.2010 | Politics

In the game of political chicken, which is all about the midterm elections, it appears House Minority Leader John Boehner of Ohio was the first one to blink.

A Good Cigar and a Good Conversation About Tax Cuts

| Posted 09.23.2010 | Politics

With lightning speed, America has gone from what former President George W. Bush coined as the "ownership society" to an increasingly impoverished one.

Passing Prop. 23 Would Send California Reeling Backwards

| Posted 09.26.2010 | Green

The Koch brothers are part of well-financed conservative coalition of oil and gas companies and climate-change skeptics that are sponsoring Proposition 23.

Don't Expect Any Realistic Talk About Deficits

| Posted 09.30.2010 | Politics

Addressing the deficit requires sacrifice from all sectors. Everyone wants to cut someone else's program, but few are offering to cut their pet projects. Are military hawks willing to cut defense?