IT MIGHT succeed. That's not likely. (See below.) But if he succeeds in bringing the American military down to pre-WWII levels, Mr. Obama will have fundamentally transformed [read, essentially destroyed] yet one more basic American institution.
The ideological faction of the modern American left -- the progressives who set the agenda for their party and our nation -- intensely dislikes the military. The money could be better spent, Obamistas believe, for programs to make even more Americans dependent on the welfare state.
More likely, however, is that Republicans and vulnerable Democrats will restore some, perhaps most, of the proposed cuts. This will also help Mr. Obama and his party in several ways.
. . . it's a good time to remember the longtime love affair between the news desk at the Houston Chronicle and the author of that country's misery, the late Hugo Chavez. Who can ever forget the Chavista love letter disguised as . . .
HARRIS COUNTY judicial elections are a challenge for even the most conscientious citizen. There are too many judges and too many candidates to keep up with. Bringing order to this chaos, as usual, is respected Baker Botts attorney Stephen G. Tipps, now retired. You could do worse than to follow his recommendations. I will. Go here: