There isn’t much room for optimism among progressives these days. The president’s avenues to legislative achievement in his final two years are narrow and seem mostly to lead to the right — toward a corporate tax reform in one instance, and a NAFTA-style trade deal with the Asia-Pacific region in another.
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President Barack Obama, who was once a seemingly laid back, autocratically minded, economically confused, deceptive, politically klutzy, often naive Big Government worshipper, has changed since an election in which voters said they were dismayed at his doings. He is not laid back anymore.
For almost three years I have been involved with program known as “Faces Never Forgotten” for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. The goal is to put a face with every name that is etched on the wall. I have collected over 1,200 photos since May 2013 and with your help it will be more.
I found it a bit un-American that your Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, Veterans Day edition of The Daily World didn’t have room on the front page for a small American flag and a thank you note to the many veterans in your service area.
Since late August, a group of gamers has been waging an online war against women.
My neighborhood is natural habitat for beggars and panhandlers. The freeway is only a few blocks away, and its overpasses often harbor bedraggled men with cardboard signs asking for a handout. Garbage cans and recycling bins are regularly gleaned for aluminum and other valuables before the city picks them up.
The GOP manifesto published by the Wall Street Journal last week over the names of Republican leaders John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., included a tweak to the Affordable Care Act they say would provide Americans with “more hours and better pay.”
In his first term, President Obama put his political muscle behind passing health-care reform and financial regulations instead of a global warming bill, missing the best opportunity ever to establish a comprehensive national climate program. Then he hardly mentioned global warming.
There have been terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Election Days for Democrats before — and Republicans have had a few of those, too. Such days are always followed by plenty of pronouncements about what just changed and what’s going to be different going forward.
I had just stepped through the gate, Da Nang Air Force Base, Republic of South Viet Nam, on my way out for my first patrol. It was dusk. The sky’s beautiful colors fading to gray, when the realization hit me: I could really die. I prayed. I prayed hard.
As one of my favorite political experts is fond of saying, “Obama acts like he’d really rather be an ex-president.” Tuesday night, he sort of got his wish.
The Aberdeen Boy Scout Troop 4005 would like to send a heartfelt Thank You to all the folks that supported our annual spaghetti feed. It was a huge success! Special thanks to Jay’s Farm Stand, Michael’s Meats, Franz Bakery, Grocery Outlet, and The Daily World for their contributions for this event.
Thank you to all those who supported this years Saginaw Logging Day Show. To Port Blakely and the Snell Crane crew for always being there: To the vendors and sponsors, Bob Shulls and those from North River Grange, Sunny Thompson and Jacob Weber for the opening ceremony, Jeff Fetter and those from Buckley who brought their Hot Saws and Lou Parsons and the gang for bringing the Steam Donkey. To all the loggers, to Jim Welch and Terry Edwards, Regi Mayes and Dave Zepp for the preparations and behind the scenes help. To Warren and Ciara Brough, for continuing to keep this great event going. To The Daily World and Vidette for a great job covering this event. To everyone who came to see the show.
On Thursday, Oct. 16, I attended one of the public scoping meetings regarding the Grays Harbor Rail Terminal (GHRT) Project proposed by U.S. Development Group LLC to be located on Paulson Road in Hoquiam.