Through an amendment to the terrorism insurance bill enacted this week, President George W. Bush finally provided justice to some 200 families whose lives have been devastated by terrorism--and who then saw their difficulties compounded by the U.S. State Department.
On Thanksgiving, fair is fowl and fowl is fair. Unless you're a vegetarian, of course. The fourth Thursday in November is our original multicultural holiday, commemorating the feast for Indians and colonists celebrating their first harvest together.
Raise your right hand if you believe the official Saudi Arabian explanation for how money supposedly sent to an Islamic charity in this country by the wife of Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States "unwittingly " wound up in the hands of two of the 9/11 terrorists.
I vividly remember my Torts professor, in his endearingly derisive way, condemning one of my freshman law school classmates who asked whether a certain injured party could file suit against a person who may have contributed to his injury.
The Daschle Democrats (bowing to pressure from their union constituency) resisted passing the Homeland Security bill prior to the election because President George W. Bush demanded wide authority to fire or transfer employees in the new 22-agency bureaucracy. But I'm confused. If Bush is so eager to have the right to fire government employees, why hasn't he fired anyone for the many pre-9/11 and post 9/11 mistakes?
President Bush I held American forces back from Baghdad a decade ago because of what the Russians, the Saudis and the French might think. President Bush II faces cleaning up an Augean mess largely of his father's making - and abetted by his own immediate presidential predecessor.
Whether you're New York City Republican Mayor Michael Bloomberg, or California Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, or OMB director Mitch Daniels, or President George W. Bush, there is one immutable fact when it comes to budgets: Economic growth solves the problem of deficits.
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