Domestic policy

Tim Russert dead at 58: One of the few members of the Press who would ask the tough questions!

On Friday, June 13, 2008, Tim Russert died of an apparent heart attack in Washington D.C. as he prepared his daily work as NBC’s Washington Bureau Chief. While many members of or the Fourth Estate threw softballs at politicians and the news makers of the day, Russert could be counted on asking the questions, which no one else would ask, and demand an answer. He remained neutral during his interviews on “Meet The Press” and other appearances on NBC, and let those interviewed either meet the bar or crash and burn.

The Post 9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act: Isn’t it time that the Bush Administration begins to “Support Our Troops”?

Once again, Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia has stepped up to the plate to improve conditions for our fighting men and women in the Armed Services. This is not the first time he’s done so, as RPO supported The Webb-Hagel Amendment this past September, which would have allowed equal time at home between deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. It went down to defeat, yet it is now being implemented by the Armed Forces as we speak!

Barack Obama and the Reverend Jeremiah Wright: The “Race Card” is finally played!

I wondered how long it was going to take to play the Race Card, but it finally got it’s play with the recent flurry of concern over Reverend Jeremiah Wright! This time it came in the back door by way of religion, in particular, the Trinity United Church of Christ and The the clips of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Some of you may ask why this apparent ou

The Philadelphia Democratic Debate: Is “The Fourth Estate” dumbing down the American voter?

Charles Gibson of Good Morning America and George Stephanopoulos of “This Week” continued to prove that The American Media is more interested in looking for their own talking points than asking substantive questions of candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. A debate is only as good as the questions asked, and ABC struck out on this one!

The Descent of the American Economy: Deficit Savings, Debt and a Downfall into Recession!

By the time I’m finished writing this piece, many of you will be deeper in debt and sinking fast. Back in September, one of the first articles written for RPO on Spetember1, 2007 was The plunging Real Estate Market: Is this the tip of the iceberg? It was a serious assessment of what was happening to the American Economy, and it prophesied a serious Recession.

Eliot Spitzer’s fall from Grace, or was it Kristen? America’s preoccupation with Sex while decrying it as the devil’s workshop!

We’ll probably never know whether it was arrogance or a pattern of self-destruction that brought down former Governor Eliot Spitzer. The “sheriff of Wall Street” has been gunned down at the OK Corral. He should have gone to the Moonlight Bunny Ranch near Carson City, NV. Had he done so, Spitzer would still be Governor of New York!

The Democratic Party’s Dilemma: Deadlocked to Denver! Defeated in November?

The nightmare scenario for the Democrats has been the inability to establish the Presidential Nominee until the Democratic Convention in Denver! Well, it appears that the nightmare may well become a reality!

Obama verses McCain: A watershed in American History! How they stand on Iraq!

It may be presumptuous to consider the candidates duly chosen by the voters and their delegates, but this is the likely outcome for the November sweepstakes. In its wake lies the direction of this nation, well into the Twenty-First Century. We’ve seen too much of the past over the last seven years of the disastrous Bush Administration.

Decision time for the Democratic Party: Barack Obama is the candidate to defeat John McCain!

It’s become more and more apparent that the Democrats are not coming to this website. The Republicans have, as they took our advise in choosing the winning Presidential Candidate as John McCain prepares to begin his Presidential Campaign, while the Democrats are heading into the murky waters of a brokered convention!

Syndicate content