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…

The GOP Psyche: An Explainer

I believe the Republican Party’s psychic break happened the moment their “compassionate conservative” economic philosophy melted the world’s economy. President George W. Bush, the champion of deregulation, bailed out the banks and then offered: “I’ve abandoned free market principles to save the free market system.” I know when I first heard it my head exploded.…

The War Against Children

…that unborn child has been carved in the hand of God from conception and is called by God to love…” — Mother Teresa Mountains are neither fair nor unfair to those of us who scale them. Those who resolve to make it to the top, do so step-by-step, with no favors from the mountain. I…

Lots of Laughs, but Sad Commentary

I admit I dozed off once or twice. And for the first half-hour I thought I was watching a rerun of last year’s State of the Union address. But I hung in there and Tuesday night turned out to be one of President Obama’s funniest addresses yet. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch He didn’t tell…

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…

Yes, Virginia, There is a Liberal Press

Chris Christie knew. So did Barack Obama and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. All have been described by insiders as top-down leaders running a tightly controlled office. Rick McKee / Augusta Chronicle Conservatives realize the New Jersey Governor had to know the alleged “traffic study” foisted upon thousands of commuters by his closest advisors was at…

Our Clueless President

  Let me get this straight. For five years Barrack Obama has been president. For five years he’s demonstrated — with amazing consistency — that he has no clue what we need to get out of the ditch and back on the road to real economic recovery. Jeff Darcy / Cleveland Plain-Dealer He’s repeatedly demonstrated…

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…

The Year That Will Be

Late December is traditionally a time to recap the year’s news, but do we really have the stomach for it in 2013? Let’s look ahead, with a precap of news sure to happen in 2014. Jan. 1 A White House brunch ends abruptly as participants fail to agree on a New Year’s toast. Democrats reportedly…

The Liberals who Killed Jimmy Stewart

Like all certainties in life, rules in the Senate change. One of America’s most glorified political theatrics, the filibuster, now only exists should the majority party choose. It’s not likely any future majority should acquiesce. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch When Republicans during the Bush 41 administration considered changing the rules to eliminate the tradition…

This is What Peace Looks Like

During the 2008 election, candidate Barack Obama was derisively referred to as “The One.” His opponent’s attack ads implied he was the Messiah. “He has anointed himself ready to carry the burden of The One,” went the infamous TV spot. Some wondered if this wasn’t a dog whistle to the Apocalypse-minded Americans who weren’t put…

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…

Liberals’ Hunger Games

Welcome to the Liberals’ version of the Hunger Games, America; unapologetically brought to you by our Progressive friends in the Democrat Party, whose economic policies have lifted a record number of Americans from the middle class and plopped them face down — into poverty the past five years. Nate Beeler / Columbus Dispatch I know.…