Categories: "Politics" or "Letters to the Editor"

Social Security reform: Continuing the Conversation with WCV

I'm really enjoying this conversation with WCV. This is exactly the person the Republicans should be convincing of the benefits of reform, yet they're not getting it done effectively. WCV is asking fundamental questions, questions which any pro-reform p… more »

Supreme Court: Creditors can't seize IRAs (or Social Security); Another reason low-income workers should support Social Security Reform

Re: Supreme Court: Creditors Can't Seize IRAs http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20050405/ap_on_go_su_co/scotus_bankruptcy or http://ap.washingtontimes.com/dynamic/stories/S/SCOTUS_BANKRUPTCY?SITE=DCTMS&SECTION=HOME or http://www.wa… more »

My last piece of the politics of Terri Schiavo (I still think the Republicans hurt themselves)

re: DeLay spokesman rebuffs critical poll (Houston Chronicle, 4/4/05) Nearly 40% of likely voters in sample have a less favorable view of him, survey says. http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/ssistory.mpl/politics/3116290 I read and took seriously analysis… more »

Steamboat Springs and maintaining a charming town's character

As I mentioned in my prior 2 postings, I’m on a short vacation, taking my wife and two nephews snowboarding at beautiful Steamboat Springs, Colorado. I had an interesting conversation while going up a very long lift today and it opened my eyes to some… more »

Terri Schiavo and Political Principle: Republican Errors and their Consequences

Yes, Virginia, there are principles in politics. It’s just that the politicians are ignoring them. When considering a government action, Americans look at more than just its direct effect. We care about the principles involved such as federalism and c… more »

Thanking the mugger (TABOR proposal is clearly a tax hike)

Re: Owens vs. the fuzzy math boys (Denver Post editorial, Bob Ewegen, 3/28/05) http://www.denverpost.com/Stories/0,1413,36%257E146%257E2782833,00.html To the Editors: Bob Ewegen's claim that the proposal to gut TABOR is not a tax increase does not… more »

TABOR Battle: If Republicans won't stand up for low taxes, who will?

Re: GOP Governors Fight Tax Limits (Washington Post, 3/27/05) http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A3903-2005Mar26.html? To the Editors: Bill Owens had been a minor political hero to many Coloradoans for his role in passing the Taxpayer B… more »

The 35-hour work week: Another French economic idiocy

Re: Liberte, egalite, 35 heures (Chicago Tribune article, 3/26/05) http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chi-0503260174mar26,1,6229186.story To the editors: Money, like water, squeezes through any system with holes and finds its own level.… more »

Unenforceable tax law in Massachusetts?

re: Romney scales back tax bill on businesses (Boston Globe article, 3/26/05) http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/03/26/romney_scales_back_tax_bill_on_businesses/ Although I applaud the Governor’s scaling back plans for ill-c… more »

Ward Churchill case: Chancellor's Report as much as we could have hoped for

Re: Faculty inquiry up next Chancellor decides allegations merit probe by CU panel (Rocky Mountain News, 3/25/05) http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3649895,00.html To the Editors: Chancellor DiStefano is right t… more »