A President Gone Wild

If five years of the Obama administration has taught us anything, it is that presidents do not need Congress to further their agenda. All they need is to surround themselves with “yes men” who share similar disrespect for the Constitution and its founders. It also helps to have a trusty pen and phone, as President…

Fight Global Warming: Approve the Pipeline!

President Obama laid out his personal standard for approving the presidential permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in his global warming speech at Georgetown University on June 25, 2013. If the project increases global warming, he’ll veto it. Based on that standard, he should now approve the project — immediately. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch…

Do Liberals Really Want to Fix Things

While listening to the State of the Union (SOTU) address by the coolest president ever last week, I felt an odd chill go up my leg (because of the polar vortex) when I mused over why people loyally vote for and trust those who instinctively make things worse every time they try to fix something.…

Benghazi Report: We’ve Been Lied To

Now that the truth has finally surfaced by way of the January 15, 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee report, we see that al Qaeda affiliated networks were indeed responsible for the September 11, 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The finding stands in stark contrast to the yarns fed to us by President Obama, former Secretary of…

The Big Puff: Obama’s Shrinking Deficit

“Congratulations, Mr. Obama, sequestration has been your most successful federal program!” That’s what some pundits are saying in response to the President’s report that our national deficit is less than half of what it was four years ago. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch On the surface, this certainly would be worthy of national applause for…

Obama Channels Nixon

President Obama, despondent over his low poll numbers and the lack of trust many Americans have for him and his policies, did something drastic. He met with the psychic medium who once helped Hillary Clinton contact the spirit of Eleanor Roosevelt. With the medium’s help, Obama summoned the only presence in America who could help…

Mr. Obama’s Disappointing Response

By the time President Obama gave his news conference on Friday, there was really only one course to take on surveillance policy from an ethical, moral, constitutional and even political point of view. And that was to embrace the recommendations of his handpicked panel on government spying — and bills pending in Congress — to…

The Next Chapter for Derivatives Regulation

Under the Dodd Frank financial reform law, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, a five-member panel of three Democrats and two Republicans, has an all-important role in regulating the multi-trillion dollar market in derivatives. Since the passage of Dodd-Frank in 2010, the C.F.T.C. has put in place dozens of generally sound new federal rules — on…

Federal Judge Deals Major Blow to Both Obamacare and Obama in One Fatal Swoop

By: George Washington – On Monday, United States District Court Judge Brian Cogan ruled that the Affordable Care Act cannot force religious nonprofit organizations to pay for birth control for their employees. However, the judge didn’t stop there. Cogan went on to completely blast Obamacare’s contraception mandate and the President’s unconstitutional way of enforcing it with these three very compelling…

The President on Inequality

The issues that have obsessed Washington for the last few months — the government shutdown, the broken health care website, the unrelentingly bitter tone of a stalemated Congress — mean very little to most Americans. For a broad swath of the country, what matters hasn’t changed since the recession, and it is economic anxiety. Six…

Close Enough for Government Work

President Obama’s “Mission Accomplished” moment: “We have met the goal” of fixing the Healthcare.Gov website. The original goal was loudly proclaimed to be 800,000 people signed up per month in the first two months. The November total is right around 100,000. That’s about one million, seven hundred thousand short of goal. Nate Beeler / Columbus…

You Can Keep Your Lie If You Want To

  “I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you,” declared Nietzsche. Lying to Republicans and conservatives is fine sport for partisan Democrats and liberals. Lying to the millions of Americans who trusted you to bring them affordable government-controlled health insurance ends the romance. Eric Allie…

Obama’s Obamacare Fix is Sugar-Coated Manure

  Frankly, I’m sick of the dishonesties that gush from President Obama’s mouth. Last week, he promised an “administrative fix” for Obamacare, which was nothing more than an attempt to revive his tanking poll numbers, protect at-risk Democrats up for reelection in 2014, and deflect blame to insurance companies. Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Obama…