State of the Union Address: Lost Opportunity to Support Iranian People


President Obama understandably focused the vast majority of the State of the Union on domestic issues. As a national security specialist, though, I listened and waited to hear about the threats facing us as they are what I am best educated in. To my disappointment, President Obama again referred to the [...]

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State of the Union Commentary By…Machiavelli


Dear Friends,
Welcome to a News Real Blog exclusive pre-oration analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union Address. Having obtained excerpts of the actual speech, we turn for perspective to one of history’s most experienced and consulted statesmen, Niccolo Machiavelli. Mr. Machiavelli has graciously agreed to comment on the highlights of Mr. Obama’s dissertation. We [...]

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HuffPo: They Stole Our Message, Used it Against Us


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As hope trickles out of the “Progressive Movement” their anticipation of tonight’s State of the Union has been marinating in fear. The Left desperately wants Obama to see the error of his ways and return to his roots, but deep down, they are realizing he’s really just another Chicago politician, and tonight they’re afraid [...]

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Anger all around for Democratic leaders – POLITICO.com


President Barack Obama, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will be all smiles as the president arrives at the Capitol for his State of the Union speech Wednesday night, but the happy faces can’t hide relationships that are fraying and fraught. The anger is most palpable in the House, where Pelosi […]

Paul D. Ryan: A GOP Road Map for America’s Future – WSJ.com


In tonight’s State of the Union address, President Obama will declare a new found commitment to “fiscal responsibility” to cover the huge spending and debt he and congressional Democrats have run up in his first year in office. But next Monday, when he submits his actual budget, I fear it will rely on gimmickry, commissions, […]

After Brown victory, Obama struggles to control message – AP


With the president’s State of the Union address coming up on Wednesday, the White House appears to be struggling to find its feet. Republican Scott Brown’s surprise victory in liberal Massachusetts has dominated the national conversation in the last week and made Obama’s goal of signing health care reform impossible before the big speech. Now, […]

The State Of The Union Address Obama Should Give


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A Frontpage symposium on the president’s big speech.

Big government: Stop! – The Economist


IN THE aftermath of the Senate election in Massachusetts, the focus of attention is inevitably on what it means for Barack Obama. The impact on the Democratic president of the loss of the late Ted Kennedy’s seat to the Republicans will, no doubt, be significant (see article). Yet the result could be remembered as a […]

When Peace Is Not a Priority


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Why the Middle East “peace process” keeps going wrong.