Reagan and Obama
Is America a city on a hill or a country in decline?
by Jean Kaufman
10/07/2009 12:00:00 AM
Ronald Reagan believed in America.
One way he expressed this faith was through the image of “a shining city on a hill,” a phrase Reagan uttered in one form or another in many of his speeches, including his [...]
Reagan and Obama
No, you can’t see the health care bill
October 7, 2009
When then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama promised not to sign major legislation until it had been posted on the Internet for public reading at least five days, trusting voters took him at his word. Now they know better. Not only is the actual language of [...]
OCTOBER 7, 2009
Behind Afghan War Debate, a Battle of Two Books Rages
By PETER SPIEGEL and JONATHAN WEISMAN
WASHINGTON — The struggle to set the future course of the Afghan war is becoming a battle of two books — both suddenly popular among White House and Pentagon brain trusts.
The two draw decidedly different lessons from the Vietnam [...]
August 31, 2009
Another Failed Presidency
By Geoffrey P. Hunt
Barack Obama is on track to have the most spectacularly failed presidency since Woodrow Wilson.
In the modern era, we’ve seen several failed presidencies–led by Jimmy Carter and LBJ. Failed presidents have one strong common trait– they are repudiated, in the vernacular, spat out. Of course, LBJ wisely took [...]
October 06, 2009
Lose Afghanistan, Lose Pakistan, Lose Iran, Lose It All
By James Lewis
The gangster regimes of the world are on the march, and they’ve got our number. They know how to squeeze more civilized nations. Our weakness is cowardice, and that goes double or triple in the face of nuclear weapons. That’s why all the [...]
REVIEW & OUTLOOK OCTOBER 6, 2009
No Time for the Dalai Lama
Obama is willing to anger China on tire tariffs but not on Tibet.
In nearly nine months in office, President Obama has found time to meet with Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and Vladimir Putin. But this week he won’t see the Dalai Lama, a peaceful religious [...]
OPINION: GLOBAL VIEW OCTOBER 5, 2009, 11:33 P.M. ET
How Israel Was Disarmed
News analysis from the near-future.
By BRET STEPHENS
Jan. 20, 2010
NEW YORK—When American diplomats sat down for the first in a series of face-to-face talks with their Iranian counterparts last October in Geneva, few would have predicted that what began as a negotiation over Tehran’s nuclear [...]
Naked Emperor News reveals the truth about the president one YouTube video at a time.
by Emily Esfahani Smith
10/06/2009 12:00:00 AM
Pamela Key does not work for the Republican National Committee. She has no formal training in journalism. An illustrator of children’s books, she never finished college. And yet, her oppositional research, her investigative journalism, [...]
October 06, 2009
Black Leaders Ignore Black-on-Black Crime
By E.W. Jackson Sr.
On Thursday, September 24th, after an apparently productive day at Fengler High School in Chicago, Derrion Albert, a black 16 year old honor student was knocked to the ground by a blow to the head with a railroad tie. He was then punched, kicked and stomped. [...]
Rangel is Robin Hood in reverse
By CHARLES HURT
Last Updated: 8:17 AM, October 4, 2009
For those who have studied most closely the decades of Charlie Rangel’s financial tangles and fiscal subterfuge, one doggedly puzzling question overshadows all the rest.
How does Rangel have so much money and where did it come from?
This is a man who draws [...]