The results in the Sunnyside school board recall election were so unexpectedly lopsided that moments before the early results were posted, recall leader Richard Hernandez told me he thought only one board member would be voted out — Bobby Garcia.
Few qualities are more American than a zeal for fair play. That’s why, when reports emerged last spring that the Internal Revenue Service was targeting conservative groups applying for a certain tax-exempt status, fair-minded folks of all political stripes expressed outrage.
A favorite quote of mine was spoken by George Washington. He said, “To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace.” We are not prepared today, and as a result, our nation is threatened!
Supporters of immigration reform in the House are running out of time. Congress will be in session eight weeks before the end of the year, and too many of those days will be wasted by the Republicans’ insistence on playing a game of chicken on the debt ceiling and the budget.