Category Archives: politics

Barbara Bush – A First Lady of First Ladies 🌹

I always admired Barbara Bush. In another lifetime (June 1990), I wrote this newspaper column about her. Sharing it now with apologies to the late Nancy Reagan, for whom I developed a fondness in her later years. 🌹 Advertisements

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Loving Blindly, Like Katie Morosky in “The Way We Were”

Redford’s character (Hubbell) said to Streisand’s in THE WAY WE WERE: “When you love someone, from Roosevelt to me, you go deaf, dumb and blind.” Like Streisand’s Katie Morosky, I also do that. From the Beatles to collies, I give … Continue reading

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Here We Go Again – Forget Willy – Free Big Bird!

Here we go again. Governor Romney indicated PBS would be among his list of federal tax cuts. So, the other side has thrown Sesame Street’s Big Bird into the dialogue and controversy. Even the Big Bird, himself, has asked not to be included in this… Continue reading

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Has Sugar Become a Four-Letter Word?

Disney Entertainment, in an effort to play a role in combating childhood obesity, has announced it will limit junk food advertising on its various media outlets. Yes, boys and girls, SUGAR is now a 4-letter word. Perish the thought that children m… Continue reading

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If We Cut Funding to PBS, Will the Alphabet Up the Ante?

Some conservative legislators are seeking to cut government funding to PBS. They say the stations should seek their own sponsors, just as the commercial networks do. What? PBS has sponsors. I’ve seen it hundreds of times: “This program was brought… Continue reading

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Texas: We already have a gas tax. Since when is it a “sin” to drive the car or truck of our choice?

Texas state officials may consider a $100 surcharge on the purchase of some new vehicles that don’t meet federal fuel efficiency standards. State Representative Rep. Lon Burnam, Democrat from Fort Worth has compared the surcharge to the “sin taxes… Continue reading

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