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  • Obama: the anti-interventionist [Commentary]

    Obama: the anti-interventionist [Commentary]
    The weakest part of Barack Obama's resume was always national defense. His was the life of a community organizer with stops at Harvard Law, a private law firm, the Illinois legislature and the U.S. Senate. The typical issues followed suit: community development, housing, civil rights. Defense issues were never on the radar, with the possible exception of a relationship with anti-war bombers Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
  • In Obama's America, the federal government comes first

    In Obama's America, the federal government comes first
    Elections have consequences. People who attain political power daily make decisions that affect citizens in myriad ways, some not so obvious. For example, one of the more underanalyzed (but long lasting) consequences of a re-elected Barack Obama is...

    U.S. stagnates under Obama

    U.S. stagnates under Obama
    As President Barack Obama continues to struggle with the economy, his annual budgets and his attempts to unravel the catastrophe of the terrorist attack in Banghazi, Libya where four Americans were killed, I thought examining Mr. Obama's political...

    Same-sex marriage seals Obama's fate as a one-term president

    Same-sex marriage seals Obama's fate as a one-term president
    Barack Obama made himself a one-term president last week by telling ABC, "I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married." Up till now, he was politically savvy, saying his position was "evolving." But in repealing the military's "don't ask,...

    Why aren't liberal Democrats ever called 'extremists'?

    Why aren't liberal Democrats ever called 'extremists'?
    Don't you find it odd that the word "extremism" seems to apply only to conservative Republicans? Terminology often drives political discourse, and those who control the terms often determine the outcome. Establishment Republicans have too often been...