Contributor John Powers says that Sens. Obama and Durbin championing a $0.54 a gallon fuel tax on imported ethanol arent helping at a time when were paying $3.00 plus a gallon in Evanston. I dont think prices would drop 54 cents if they took it off but it would be cheaper if we would quit taxing ourselves to death. Right-on!...John Kasss columns in the Tribune on Daley are right on the money, courageous and well-written A number of readers tell me theyre having trouble posting comments. Are you one of them? Were going to fix it.
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A number of you liked the made-up historic CNN Wolf Blitzer-Bill Schneider piece yesterday. Remember Schneider is an analyst not reporter and his views are valid in journalism. But note how bad military news can be shaded adroitly. Re-read the piece again and notice how Blitzer and Schneider emphasize negatives as they do on Iraq. At the time Blitzer and Schroeder were lamenting lack of progress, Grant was hurtling ahead and rising, preparing to head the Army of the Potomac and then to link up with his friend Bill Sherman. Notice there was nothing inaccurate in their discussion, just the preponderant weight they gave to certain facts and dismissal they gave to others