Dean Forman

Existing policies not sustainable

We are moving down a continuum that is not sustainable mathematically or economically. California has been the proverbial hen house guarded by the foxes for years and has left us w ...

What about the facts?

Mr. (Dean) Forman talks of the repudiation of (President) Obama (Reader Input, Feb. 2), but what about the Republican Party? The polls have consistently rated Obama in the 40 perc ...

Voters did not get their wishes

For a man who has had a repudiation of his agenda in only one year, Lord Obama seems to be in short supply of humility. Rather than listen to the American people, he continues to ...

Charter city is the way to go

City Councilman Kevin Hanley hit the nail on the head in suggesting a robust debate on Auburn being a “charter city” (Another View, Journal, Jan. 7). While we are at it we ne ...

Bah on bloated government

Shortly after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941 the advisers to Winston Churchill told him of the event. In response he said, “What kind of people do they think we are?” Th ...

A Return to Federalism?

A “federalist revolution” is percolating at all levels of government as power at the federal and state levels continue to expand to take revenues from local governments and fam ...

Hard questions on health care

Why are people so upset in the recent town hall meetings? Here are some questions for our enlightened leaders: “Will you require members of Congress to be included in the same ...

Federal government has too much power

As Ronald Reagan took office as governor in 1967, he asked this question of those who doubted the people’s capacity for self rule. “If no one among us is capable of governing h ...

Obama now CEO of GM

What a wonderful few months this has been. Obama is now the new CEO of GM. I am so looking forward to the new “Green Trabant”(like Russia used to do as a totalitarian state), w ...

The United States is a Republic

Are you tired of the constant ballot measure barrage? We may do well to consider where we have been and where we are going. We pledge allegiance to a republic, not a democracy. Why ...