Monday, April 27, 2015
FAIRFIELD-SUISUN, CALIFORNIA
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Paralyzed by watching black men, boys die

When people ask me what I focus on in my writing, my answer is simple and will surprise no one who reads me. I tell them I write about national politics, black stuff and gay stuff. So, there’s no shortage of things to write about. But sometimes the flow of news can be overwhelming to […]

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Let’s cut welfare by $1.5 trillion

As many of you longtime Daily Republic readers know, I am a fiscal conservative. Like many real economists, I believe that government budgets should be balanced, over time. They should run surpluses during good economic times, just as they should run deficits when times are tough. I have written plenty of columns, giving our legislators […]

President Hillary. Really?

William F. Buckley said, “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover there actually are other views.” When Hillary Clinton announced her run for the presidency, I was reminded of what I believed for years, that if Bill Clinton had had a moral center, […]

Question of the week: Who do you support in the controversy over the police response to the missing 8-year-old?

Whose position do you support in the controversy over whether police acted appropriately in detaining the parents of an 8-year-old Fairfield boy who was in the backseat of the family car when it was stolen? Take part in our poll: Police Parents Both are at fault Neither are at fault   Last week’s poll: Is it OK […]

How can we give them more?

This week’s Fairfield City Council agenda item to support a state constitutional amendment lowering the approval threshold of targeted taxes (in this case, those related to transportation) from two thirds to 55 percent generated a lot of discussion, both in the chambers of City Hall as well as online forums. With tax increases designed to […]

Primary challenge could force Harris’ hand

It’s always perilous for politicians to tell the truth, as President Barack Obama discovered when he commented on Kamala Harris’ good looks in 2013. “You have to be careful to, first of all, say she is brilliant and she is dedicated and she is tough, and she is exactly what you’d want in anybody who […]

Sound off for April 26, 2015

Opponents of a proposal that would require California schoolchildren to be vaccinated vowed to continue their fight after a Senate committee overwhelmingly approved the bill Wednesday. Here’s what some readers had to say on the subject: If my kid cannot bring peanut butter to school, yours should not be able to bring communicable diseases. It […]

Question of the week: Who do you support in the controversy over the police response to the missing 8-year-old?

Whose position do you support in the controversy over whether police acted appropriately in detaining the parents of an 8-year-old Fairfield boy who was in the backseat of the family car when it was stolen? Take part in our poll: Police Parents Both are at fault Neither are at fault   Last week’s poll: Is it OK […]

Obama’s drone strikes language Orwellian in nature

There is an eerie Orwellian cost to the Obama administration’s refusal to use the term “War on Terror” to describe its . . . war on terror. In his briefing after the White House’s admission that two hostages – one American, one Italian – were killed in a U.S. “operation,” press secretary Josh Earnest struggled […]

Chaos in the primaries

Painful as it is to realize that both the Democrats and the Republicans will still be holding their primaries a year from now, that is one of the high prices we pay for democracy. Seldom does the initial “front-runner” in either party’s primaries end up being the actual candidate when Election Day rolls around. However, […]

Joy of baseball back in my life

As the new 2015 Major League Baseball season begins, I am reminded of the pleasure and excitement the game could be for a child. I had never been to a professional ball game before and actually, I hadn’t been anywhere before. Other than the traveling carnival and a drive-in movie every now and then, there […]

Corruption tarnishes values of our ancestors

Nobody wants to help the real ones struggling because high-ranked people in high-paying professions don’t care about the values that built this great country. My ancestors founded this country and the corrupt ones let money and greed rule them. It offends me that the bad ones ruin the good names that help and fight to […]

Obama sides with enemy

In 2009, the dictators of Cuba (Fidel and Manuel Castro), Venezuela (Hugo Chavez) and Nicaragua (Daniel Ortega) as well as President Barack Obama backed Honduras President Manuel Zelaya when he decided to become a dictator by refusing to step down when his term in office expired, and it took a military coup to force him out. […]

Who’s asleep at the switch?

Someone must be asleep at the switch, as too often the dreaded “metering lights” remain on at the Bay Bridge well into the noncommute hours. I drive four days a week from Fairfield to SFO and depart at noon daily only to encounter “the lights are on but nobody’s home” phenomena. Why when there is […]