Many of John Kerry’s ardent supporters use one point in their bid to sell their candidate to the undecided: the Supreme Court. Both candidates point out that the next President is likely to preside over at least one retirement on the country’s most influential bench. Conservatives caution against any form of “judicial activism” on the courts, but liberals feel Bush appointees would roll back judicial progress like Roe v Wade. And reform of the judicial nomination process is coming up as an issue. How would a Bush administration fare without filibusters? Would a Republican Senate majority make this irrelevant for Kerry? For answers, listen to this episode.
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You asked one of your guests to give an example of "activism" from the bench from conservative judges. I submit to you that the Supreme Court handing the presidency to George W. Bush in 2001 is the supreme example of judicial activism from conservatives and irrevocably tainted the top judiciary in this country.
In a mature democracy, abortion just like most issues including the death penalty for example, is resolved through representative government i.e. laws and not by the interpretation of a 200 year old document…… this is insulting to the citizen male or female alike…..
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Housing, jobs, the war in Iraq. Minority voters care about the same issues as everyone else--and then some. While Bush is appealing en Español to Latino voters, Senator Kerry is counting on black voters to give him the winning margin.
Today three eminent thinkers on matters of concern to minority ...
Whether affirmative action is a "dead issue" among people of color is not the issue. Disennfranchisement, lack of empowerment, are issues that resonate among people of color which indeed are important to all Americans.
Removal of various self help programs from head start to legal aid are all being chiseled away incrementally by Bush.
While two of your radio participants may feel that issues of "blackness" are no longer important, the Republicans tried to pay friends of mine to sit in the Republican Convention to show there were indeed black faces.
George Bush’s website states that in “three years,” he’s achieved “three tax cuts.” That has become the cornerstone of his administration’s economic achievements. On the stump he promotes his hopes for his next term: the simplification of the tax code and having them become permanent. Will he be able ...
I am a small businessman--a midtown store-owner--who, post-9/11, has made too little money to worry about taxes. I worry about whether NYC will ever get all the $20 Billion pledged for reconstruction if there's a second term for Bush. I need an employee but am waiting to see what happens ...
In 2002, Congress passed the Help America Vote Act. Among other things, the law authorized $3.9 billion to the states to improve voting facilities and train workers, and provisional ballots for all would-be voter who poll workers do not believe to have shown proper ID.
Interestingly, New York's two ...
Isn't the right to vote a direct result of being a citizen?
Shouldn't those who have at least served their time be allowed to
excercise this right? And secondly, is it actually Constitutional to
have varying state laws that prohibit felons from voting? After all
Distinctions over trade policy have been muted between the two presidential candidates, but outsourcing has loomed as an issue in this campaign. The Democrats seemed more to the left on the issue when they spoke poorly of free trade in the primary debates. And since the chairman of President Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors argued in favor of outsourcing earlier this year, the Republicanshas strayed from the topic. This installment of the series looks at the merits of outsourcing and free trade and how each candidate will treat it should they be elected.
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President Bush’s plan for housing is primarily governed by his “ownership society” philosophy, spelled out in last month's convention speech. Meanwhile, the Kerry plan emphasizes affordable rent. But how will either candidate implement their goals? This episode of the 30 Issues series examines the Bush and Kerry policies in housing and the fate of the section 8 program.
Read on for the Democrat’s and Republican’s view and tune in to hear former HUD secretary Andrew Cuomo discuss the Kerry plan while the Manhattan Insitute’s Howard Husock lays out the Bush plan.
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For years New Jersey has been considered a solid blue state, the state legislature is Democratic, the Governor is a Democrat and the two Senators are Democrats. But a funny thing happened a few months ago- George Bush was polling rather competitively in the Garden State. The Republicans feel ...
The most telling difference in the Pres candidates was drawn out by you: we have a President who passes a prescription drug benefit which is no real benefit at all except to Pharms who don't have do negotiate with the real payor (the government representing the taxpayer) but instead get ...
Today's topic is "humanitarian intervention." When is it acceptable to take up arms to save lives? Does the war in Iraq qualify? What should the U.S. do in Darfur?
Our guests today are Nancy Soderberg who served as a foreign policy official in the Clinton administration and Vance Serchuk ...
When is it acceptable to invade another country to prevent an attack on your own? What level of threat is required to act? What kind of proof is needed for the action to achieve legitimacy?
Joining us to discuss this issue are David Phillips, Kerry advisor on foreign policy and a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Richard Perle, a resident fellow at the American Enterprise who served as an assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration and as chairman of the Defense Policy Board under President George Bush.
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Iraq is better off only if Iraq achieves democracy, which has not happened. Looking at America's history at occupying countries, one would find far more incidents of the US backing dictators, such as Hussein, than converting them to democracies. Preemption should not be looked at without looking back to our ...