• Robert Gates – Rebecca Costa

    Robert Gates – Rebecca Costa

    Robert Michael Gates served as the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. After 26 years working for both the CIA and the National Security Council, Gates was asked by President George W. Bush to replace Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense in 2006. He served in…

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  • Letter to Mayor and Council regarding City Budget

    Dear Mayor and Councilmembers, The Tucson Hispanic Chamber Business Advocacy committee has spent time discussing our opinion on the priorities for the City's budget. We've followed your discussions in the media and in your Ward newsletters. Our businesses have been severely impacted during the recent economic recession and we are…

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  • Lawyer Up, VA People. Today.

    After yesterday's show, I attended a function hosted by my law firm at which I was talking with one of its white collar criminal defense lawyers. Specifically we were talking about the False Statements Act –18 U.S.C. Section 1001. Simply put, it is a crime to make a false statement…

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  • Climate Doom: Don’t Worry, Be Happy.

    Dr. Eric Cline had a provocative piece in the New York Times this morning. Dr. Cline is the author of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed. We chatted on the show today, and it turns our Dr. Cline isn't urging any political agenda (which the New York Times' editorial page…

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    The appointment of San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is seen as grooming for his selection as Democratic nominee for Vice President in 2016. Democrats worry that with two white candidates on their ticket they might lose the three-to-one advantage among non-white voters that…

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  • Racism & Obama: He’s a Beneficiary, Not a Victim

    Racism & Obama: He’s a Beneficiary, Not a Victim

    Note: a version of this piece appeared in the Wall Street Journal on May 27, 2014. Evidence from exit polling strongly suggests that Barack Obama's two presidential victories relied on race-based bloc voting that no Democratic nominee could readily replicate in 2016. This analysis, of course, directly contradicts one of…

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  • Bill’s List of Books Everyone Should Read

    In 1984, as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Bill Bennett asked Pulitzer Prize winning columnist George Will for a list of ten books he thought every graduating high school student should have read– below is the column George Will wrote on that list, from the August 12,…

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