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By Michael P. Orsi
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Bruce Drake
"President Obama needs to fire himself. Not literally, of course, but practically: He needs to shake up his team so thoroughly that the new blood imposes change on how he manages the federal bureaucracy and leads," says Ron Fournier, a veteran national news correspondent and editorial director for National Journal.
Republicans think there's too much financial regulation, while Democrats want more of it. What's notable about this issue, though, is the extent to which the two political parties are entrenched in inherently incompatible positions.
Assorted mottos were spotted on vest and jacket patches at the annual Rolling Thunder membership dinner Saturday, including, "If you can read this, thank a teacher. If you can read this in English, thank a vet."
"Sixty-nine percent of Japanese regard the U.S. favorably compared with only 5 percent who have a positive view of China," he adds. "In South Korea, 78 percent have a favorable view of the U.S. compared with 46 percent who regard China positively."
"Almost seven decades after the end of World War II, a big majority of South Koreans (98 percent) and Chinese (78 percent) believe that Japan has not sufficiently apologized for its actions in their countries during the 1930s and 1940s, according to our spring survey," Mr. Drake says.