Author Archives: Richard d'Assalenaux

Los Angeles Times Love Affair with the Taliban

Yesterday morning I read this disturbing article on the MSNBC website: Afghan Taliban publicly execute woman accused of adultery; men cheer Today, the Los Angeles Times Front Page has this article discussing the beauty of Taliban poetry: If you want … Continue reading

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When is a Tax not a Tax?

When it is argued that it does not apply to the Anti-Injunction act. In adjudicating the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare), Chief Justice John Roberts wrote for the majority that the Anti-Injunction Act does not apply in this case because … Continue reading

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What to do When the Feds Come Knocking

I remember when times were simpler and the Federal government was a lot smaller. Back in the early 1990’s I was at the Comdex computer show in Las Vegas when it was the World’s largest convention. I attended the keynote … Continue reading

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Reputation Rebuild Courtesy of This Week with George Stephanopoulos

Where do you go to rebuild your tarnished reputation if you are a disgraced liberal Democrat? You get a seat at the roundtable on George Stephanopoulos’ weekly program on ABC. April 22, 2012: After being fired by Al Gore’s Current … Continue reading

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Is Patience in Politics a Virtue?

Syndicated columnist, Michael Barone, observes the seething discontent and anger in the 2010 class of Republicans over the need to confront all things Obama. From the Affordable Health Care Act to crony capitalism, the Republican House and their supporters in the blogosphere want … Continue reading

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Whitney Houston and our National Anthem

After the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and before Desert Storm, Whitney Houston was invited to sing the Star Spangled Banner at Superbowl XXV on January 27, 1991. During a time of tension and fear for our soldiers’ fate, Whitney delivered … Continue reading

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The President’s War on Religion has Begun

President Obama has declared war against all religions with his mandate that all employers must provide contraceptives, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs. This includes any religious employer, such as Catholic hospitals and universities, that object to being forced to pay for … Continue reading

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