Monday, December 15, 2008

TODAY'S NEWS HEADLINES for INDEPENDENT VOTERS

INDEPENDENT VOTERS
  • Has Congress gone deaf? (By Greg Awtry, York News-Times) The First Amendment also states the people can petition their government for a redress of grievances. Too bad it doesn’t contain any language about the elected officials listening to us. 
  • Can Obama fix it for Bob the Builder? (By SCOTT MILFRED, Madison State Journal) I started to wonder if the president-elect had subliminally used Bob's catchphrase to brainwash independent voters like me. After all, I've been a fan of Bob since my own first daughter arrived three years after Malia. 
  • An Open Letter from Independents to President Elect Barack Obama. Excerpt: By virtue of being able to vote in the primaries and caucuses in 33 states, independents cast the votes that gave your campaign its margin, and continued to support you in the general election...Sign onto the letter online   Printer friendly format   

NEW YORK POLITICS
Another Billionaire For N.Y. (George F. Will, Hartford Courant) Any child can grow up to be a billionaire, thereby meeting what seems to have become the threshold qualification for mayor.


LAST WORD
Can Obama Lead Us Out Of Post-Colonial Age? (David Ignatius, Hartford Courant) We are long past the era of decolonization that Fanon was describing. What's tragic is that in many parts of the world, the United States — formed in the first great anti-colonial revolution — has come to be seen as the heir to European imperialism.

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