Tag Archive for New York Times

Nixon Library Releases More Tapes: It’s Not Pretty

The New York Times carried this story about the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda releasing more audiotapes from Richard M. Nixon’s presidency showing the President’s opinions about Jews and Blacks.  The biggest surprise: Nixon thinks the Irish can’t drink and are mean, while Italians don’t have their heads screwed on right. Registration is required for…

Diaz & Pulido, Two sides, Same Coin

On November 2nd, I truly hope the people of Santa Ana have a revolution at the ballot booth and boot Pulido from office. Then, and only then, will many of the South County and Hills Democrats open their eyes and see for themselves the real Pulido, a man more concerned with the perks of office and impressing his buddies in South County and The Hills than taking care of the people he was entrusted to care for.

Did the Register Forget an Important Anniversary?

Thirty six years ago today, Yorba Linda’s own Richard Nixon resigned from the office of president.  He flew into the El Toro Airbase back to his Orange County roots and a home in San Clemente, where comedian, an OC native, Steve Martin imagined him walking the beaches with big old shorts on using a metal detector.…

NY Times: Marriage is a Constitutional Right

The New York Times has one of the best editorials on the Proposition 8 decision from yesterday.

From the editorial: “The judge easily dismissed the idea that discrimination is permissible if a majority of voters approve it; the referendum’s outcome was “irrelevant,” he said, quoting a 1943 case, because “fundamental rights may not be submitted to a vote.”

He then dismantled, brick by crumbling brick, the weak case made by supporters of Proposition 8 and laid out the facts presented in testimony. The two witnesses called by the supporters (the state having bowed out of the case) had no credibility, he said, and presented no evidence that same-sex marriage harmed society or the institution of marriage.”

Republican Deficit Hawks Should Call for End of Bush Tax Cuts

Quick. What’s the biggest drain on our federal budget?  Two wars off the books? TARP and other federal bailouts? The stimulus?  According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), the answer can be found in the Bush Tax Cuts which benefitted the wealthiest 1 percent of all Americans and proved anemic at job growth and economic…

When the Free Market Rations Healthcare

Regular readers of the OC Register’s Orange Punch blog know how healthcare reform is described – government socialism that limits choice and will result in rationing of healthcare. But according to Sunday’s New York Times, it’s not the government’s healthcare reform package that’s limiting patient choice — it’s private insurers. Back to the boys in…

A ClimateGate Oops Moment for Orange Punch

Orange Punch columnist Mark Landsbaum is fast to report any obscure study that promotes his position that climate change or global warming is a complete farce.  He’s penned a number of posts pretty much dismissing the concept of climate change. The New York Times reported Wednesday that the much balloyed ClimateGate scandal on the other…