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What You Need To Know For Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Feb 3, 2014

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My Top 10 Tax Quotes With My Commentary

My Latest In Forbes:  CA Democrats Divided Over Race & Gov't Spoils/Should students be judged by the color of their skin or the content of their transcripts?

My Thought For Today:  Will we ever have a color-blind Constitution.  This Supreme Court says we should.  But will future Supreme Courts?

Top Story:  Supreme Court Supports State Power To Ban Affirmative Action

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Cowbow Logic Interviews: The Way Forward for Republicans

Two Wrongs Don't Make a Good Foreign Policy

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Sep 3, 2013

Two Wrongs Don't Make A Good Foreign Policy

 A Way for the President To Make a Difference in Syria & Restore American Prestige  

by Thomas Del Beccaro

By all accounts, the President has mishandled Syria.  By extension, the United States has as well. The Syrian question highlights the difficulty of the post-Cold War era.  The world of foreign affairs is no longer a binary question of who to follow.  Indeed, the ability of the United States and the Soviet Union to control international events continues to diminish in the age of non-state terrorism.  [read more]

The 5 Steps in the DOMA Decision That Will Overturn all Traditional Marriage Laws.

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Jun 27, 2013

The 5 Steps in the DOMA Decision That Will Overturn all Traditional Marriage Laws

My goal of  my writing is to place events in historical context - to let you see the part, in light of the whole, as Will Durant would say. With that understanding . . . 

I am not surprised with the decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act. This nation began as a country in which federal law started where state law ended - not the other way around. States were to be the incubators and center of our laws.  

What You Need To Know - Friday, June 28, 2013

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Jun 11, 2013

My Thought for Today:  The omnibus Senate Immigration Bill is filled with problems just like ObamaCare was.  The Republicans in the House need to expose those problems if they want to defeat.  They cannot pass something so we can find out what is in it.

Top Story:  Senate approves Immigration overhaul

Must Read: Obama's Crisis driven 2nd term

CA News: Walters:  Budget won't end fiscal mess

My Latest in Forbes:  California's Anti-Fracking Idealogues Look A Gift Horse In The Mouth -  The world knows of California’s unemployment, spending and budget problems.  With over $1 trillion in public debt, it’s unlikely California will be able to right its fiscal ship.  Amazingly, a giant gift was laid at California’s doorstep in the form of giant oil fields accessible by fracking.  Rather than promote the budget soothing jobs and the tax revenue that comes with it, California Democrats have lined up to stop it.

My Latest in Forbes: "In The Divided Era, The US Becomes England"

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Mar 22, 2013

My Latest in Forbes: "In The Divided Era, The US Becomes England"

Now that our government is very much less tethered, the stakes of our elections are growing and will continue to grow significantly. If our President can now determine which businesses to support, our elections matter much more. If our President can determine which industries to take over, in whole or in part, then our elections matter much, much more – and, along this way, we have come to resemble England – the country from whom we fought to not be.

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What You Need to Know - Friday, March 22, 2013

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Jan 24, 2013

My Thoughts For Today:

#1 In the Top Story - Republicans vow to get to the bottom of Benghazi - given the nature of what occurred, it's good to see Republicans fighting on - Democrats are used to Republicans walking away from controversies over fear of backlash.

#2 Dems are so fiscally irresponsible that even a motion for a balanced budget is too much for them.

#3 CA voters are turning on big spending Sacramento projects such as the water bond and high speed rail - what will they do when the Dems want a tax increase for public employee pensions?

Top Story: Republicans Not Giving Up on Benghazi Inquiry

Must Read: Mona Charen: Republicans Should Prepare for the Collapse of Obamacare

Nat'l News:  Senate Dems Unite to Defeat Balanced Budget Motion - House approves Ryan Budget - Senate Rejects It

CA News: Unfunded pension liabilities for Teachers catching lawmakers attention

My Latest In Forbes:  Republicans Need A Smart Action Plan, Not Just Words -- The New Left Only Cares About Power, Not People -- Barack Obama Is No Ronald Reagan - He is the Worst of FD --- Jerry Brown Still Treating California's Jobless Like Unwanted Stepchildren ---  Republicans, Sun Tzu & Obama's Fiscal Cliff Victory

The Divided Era & the 2012 Election

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Oct 10, 2012

Please share this column - it addresses the growing partisanship in America and provides a framework for why and how we got here.

The Divided Era & The 2012 election

Jerry Brown: For and Against Tax Hikes At the Same Time

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Oct 2, 2012

Jerry Brown: For and Against Tax Hikes At the Same Time

Jerry Brown, if anything, is colorful.  He always has been and he likely always will be. Economics on the other hand was once dubbed “the dismal science.”  So, where do the two meet? Well, that depends more on where Jerry Brown is at the moment.  You see, while the laws of economics don’t change – Jerry Brown’s views, by contrast, change over time and, lately, at the same time. [Click here for the rest of the article]

Best of Del Beccaro Op/Eds

By Tom Del Beccaro, on Sep 17, 2012

Reflecting On a Current Events: Rousseau, Revolutions & Egypt - from Feb of 2011, the time the Mubarak gov't fell with help from the Obama admin, this article discusses the proposects for Egypt - judge its accuracy today.

In Forbes:  The Republicans Have Yet to Make Their Case on Taxes - Eva Longoria spoke about taxes at the DNC more forcefully than Republican did at the RNC. Why arent' Republicans making the case?

In National Review Online: Frustrated Voters turn to Prop 32 - Why the passage of Prop 32 is so important from CA and the Nation. 

In Human Events: The Predictable Failure of Obama The Social Engineer - The Enduring Lesson Republicans Must Understand

On Taxes:  Why Aren't the Democrats Keynesian on Taxes? - The Country Cannot Afford a GOP Loss on Taxes - The Economy Needs a Psychological Jolt - Tax Rate Increases Mean Less Revenue - Your Common Sense Guide Why - For Business, It's the 1920's All Over Again

On The Constitution: The Constitution Guarantees Freedom Not A Cushy LifeNancy Pelosi is Right for the Wrong Reason - The Power to Mandate, Why You Should Deplore the Roberts' Decision