Blogs

Sep 29, 2009

Israel and Iran

The news from Iran should be a wake-up call to men and women of good will from throughout the world. Iran is arming with the avowed aim of attacking Israel and the United States....

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Tom McClintock
Sep 01, 2009

A Better Way

We are watching something unfold across the country that is rare and unique – we are watching Americans do what Americans have always done in a crisis. When we sense a crisis approaching, we rise to the occasion; we become actively involved in the d...

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Tom McClintock
Aug 20, 2009

Protecting the Environment AND Restoring the Economy

No one understands this better than the communities of Lake Tahoe, who recognize the importance of this Lake and its surrounding landscape to the quality of life of the people who live here and to an economy built in part on those who come here to sh...

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Tom McClintock
Mar 09, 2009

Inconvenient Questions

I remember that it was right here in this city a year and a half ago that no less an authority than Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said that those of us who still have some questions over their theories of man-made global warming are “liars,” “crooks,” “corpo...

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Tom McClintock
Aug 13, 2008

True Environmentalism

A generation ago, we recognized the importance of proper wild lands management. ...

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Tom McClintock
Oct 12, 2007

The Health Care Crisis

You may remember two months ago that we had a major battle over the state budget, with some of us warning that despite the governor’s assurances, it was dangerously out of balance....

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Tom McClintock
Oct 10, 2007

From Many, One

Let us begin by recognizing the unique foundation of the American Republic. Our country was built on immigration. We are a nation of immigrants. We have founded that nation upon a concept enshrined in our nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum:...

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Tom McClintock
Sep 11, 2006

They Awakened the Camp

The legendary courage and resolve of American citizens hasn’t changed. On September 11th, the heroes of Flight 93 took their place in American history alongside the heroes of Pearl Harbor. Their message was the same: that there is a moral imperat...

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Tom McClintock
Jan 24, 2006

Principles of Sound Transportation Finance

I have often lamented the tragedy that befell our state in 1974 with the election of Gov. Jerry Brown and the introduction of a radical and retrograde ideology. He called it his “era of limits.”...

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Tom McClintock
Jul 02, 2002

Freedom and Firearms

They believed, and formed a government based upon the belief, that each of us is endowed by our creator with certain rights that cannot be alienated, and that governments are instituted to protect those rights. This view is proclaimed in the Declara...

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Tom McClintock