Americans are used to being betrayed by their political representation. This long series of infidelities has led to the current predicament, where the Republican and Democratic parties present us with the opposite of what most Americans want. Why this vexing stalemate? History. The current Democratic President, Mr. Obama, gained both
Usually, when contemplating the Office of the President of the United States, our cause for complaint is excess of power. Our country was founded on opposition to such centralized power — initially directed against King George III — and the Constitution written, in part, to allow a strong federal government
President Barack Obama pledged we’d be out of Afghanistan by 2016, but yesterday announced a “modest but meaningful extension of our presence” — keeping the 10,000 troops currently stationed there for all of 2016, and then, in perpetuity, maintaining a force five times larger than previously planned. Why? Because, after
On Monday, pushing an expansion of his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, President Barack Obama gave a talk about the recent rise in racial discord. Does he ever ask himself, “Under whose watch?” When the financial system melted down in 2008, candidate Obama — not without some justification — blamed President Bush and
In 2012, President Obama caused an uproar among those of us who praise individuals for their individual achievements. Sneering at persons proud of their success, Obama stressed the truism that in a society, achievers get help from other people. On his short list of invaluable assistance: government’s helpful building of
Our congressional representatives, as well as each and every mouthpiece sent forth to speak for the Obama Administration, all repeat, ad nauseam, the “no boots on the ground” mantra regarding a U.S. military intervention in Syria. Give them their due: politicians can recite poll-tested phrases better than the best-trained kangaroos.
You don’t trust President Barack Obama? No faith in the massive federal bureaucracy? Do you lack confidence in Congress representing your interests? How much do you trust the federal courts that handle secret requests from the Department of Justice . . .and then issue secret decisions based on the judge’s
The main controversy over the current administration’s drone strikes program has not been about committing acts of war without a declaration of war. It has not been about committing acts of war within the boundaries of allied countries. It has not been about killing innocents. And it has certainly not