Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Democrats’ joint fundraising with Clinton reveals hypocrisy, bias

Democratic National Committee chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Gretchen Ertl | Reuters

The candidates running for the Democratic nomination not named Hillary Clinton have faced long odds this election cycle. That’s to be expected, of course, as she was always considered the prohibitive favorite to win the 2016 nomination. However, it’s also been clear that the Democratic Party has gone out of its way to structure the […]

GOP must stand up to the White House on gun control in every way

Handguns for sale at Metro Shooting Supplies in Bridgeton, Missouri, in 2014. Jim Young | Reuters

It appears that President Obama is set to undermine Congress and the Constitution by, yet again, taking executive action on an issue: In this case, the right to bear arms. Of course, there is not much Obama can do in this area without congressional cooperation to undermine our civil rights, but it appears that won’t […]

We need a leader who’s serious about fighting terrorism

According to a recent Washington Post poll, only 40 percent of Americans approve of the job President Barack Obama is doing handling terrorism — a new record low. That’s no surprise, given comments that he’s made ranking climate change ahead of terrorism as a national security threat, and that after the San Bernardino attack his first […]

Conservatives need a victory next year, not infighting

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) and House Speaker John Boehner at the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.  Jonathan Ernest | Reuters

The sudden resignation of John Boehner as speaker of the House was a shocking downfall for a man who seemed to have a sure grip on his position. After all, under Boehner’s leadership, House Republicans expanded their majority to their largest since World War II, which included electing a Republican to the House from Maine […]

In 2016, experience should matter, lest we get another Obama

GOP presidential candidates at second official debate on Sept. 16: From left, Ben Carson, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Carly Fiorina. Reuters | Lucy Nicholson

The biggest surprise of the 2016 presidential election cycle so far has not been the rise of Donald Trump specifically, but rather the rise in general of less experienced candidates and the implosion of far more experienced candidates. Already, two well-established governors — Rick Perry of Texas and Scott Walker of Wisconsin — have left […]

Iran debate shows dwindling respect for principled opposition

Sen. Susan Collins speaks with reporters in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday after announcing she would vote to disapprove the Iran nuclear deal. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

Recently, a disturbing trend in American politics has become stunningly clear: the inability of many on the left to show any kind of respect for those with whom they disagree. It is not just that they have a tendency to vociferously defend their position; that would be fine. It is that they seem to question […]

The GOP’s 17-candidate primary is a blessing, not a curse

Ten of the 17 Republican candidates for president at the first official debate of the 2016 primary. Brian Snyder | Reuters

With the first debate last week in Cleveland, the 2016 presidential election has entered a new, more serious phase. During that debate, Sen. Marco Rubio said that the Republican Party had been blessed with very good candidates while the Democrats “can’t even find one.” Though intended as a one-liner, Rubio was absolutely correct: the current […]

Donald Trump needs to end his travashamockery of a campaign

Donald Trump listens to a question at the Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa,  on July 18. Jim Young | Reuters

In recent days, Donald Trump reached new levels of insanity with the attack he leveled against U.S. Sen. John McCain. Now, having never been much of a John McCain fan — I voted for other candidates in the primaries (and caucuses) both times he ran for president — I never thought I’d find myself in […]