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By Mangosuthu Buthelezi
Memories of a long brotherhood tempered in common struggle
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Mark Daniels
The persistent, noisy refrain that the Republican Party is "out of touch" with mainstream America continues. The phrase and its many variants have been repeated in public opinion polls and throughout the liberal media from the moment Mitt Romney solemnly waved goodbye from the presidential campaign trail. The Grand Old Party has taken the insults, but gotten the message.
"To date, the debate on plastic bags has been supported by unfounded stats, junk science and myths. The reality is that American-made plastic bags are a better choice for the environment and banning them will cause more harm to the environment," said Mark Daniels, chairman of the trade group that represents 30,800 people nationwide in the manufacturing and recycling sectors.
"If California wants to lead in the fight against global warming, banning plastic bags will have the exact opposite effect," Mr. Daniels adds.