The rhetoric of morality in social policy
That heading requires a book instead of a post. But here goes…
IRS targeting scandal grows, among others
There is bi-partisan outrage over the widening scope of the revelation that the powerful Internal Revenue Service has been targeting groups said to be conservative for the past couple of years. But the IRS target list was much wider than that, and the agency’s treatment of these groups and citizens is both shocking and disturbing.
The incongruity of the anti-violence campaign
A question I've always wanted to ask President Obama...
The vision of Barack Obama
After nearly four years, we should know by now. But big media either don’t care to know, or don’t want us to know what they know. Good thing they’re no longer the gatekeepers for information access.
The Dems agenda
Throughout the Republicans’ primary debates and into the GOP convention, that party was accused of being too focused on social issues and not the fiscal ones that matter to the country. Now, the Democrats opened their convention with a heavy emphasis on…social issues.
Question for President Obama
As The Economist expressed it for everyone else who wants to know: “One question, Mr. President…just what would you do with another four years?”
Obama’s economic message
Today, even the teleprompter didn’t help.
Who’s not qualified to be president
What a different election cycle this is going to be.
Dog days in Washington
It’s family vacation elsewhere, but they’re feeling the heat in and around Washington.
Obama and jobs
All the news stories seem to be about his.
What America is rejoicing
Why did they start dancing in the streets in Washington and New York immediately after President Obama announced that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a raid on his compound in Pakistan? Why did young adults in many college towns across the country pour out into the streets to celebrate on Monday as the fever spread? Was this as jarring as it seemed?
What informs Obama’s worldview?
This is a legitimate question of any president. Not only that, a full airing should be a prerequisite for earning the right to govern. The worldview that informs a nation’s leader will shape that nation and impact its role in the world.
Price goes up for ticket to White House
President Obama’s sort ‘official’ kickoff for his next presidential campaign Monday highlighted the nature of politics today, as if we needed the reminder.
The slaughter unseen
The global community is intervening in certain geopolitical hotspots where a humanitarian crisis looms. But there’s a place that’s hidden in plain sight where massacre is an everyday occurrence, and it goes unnoticed by the power elite.
On the 100th anniversary of his birthday, President Ronald Reagan was honored with great affection by those who knew him and served with him. And admiration by the president who’s showing a great deal of new interest in him.
The president at prayer
Was President Obama’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast candid, or calculated?
Obama’s Arizona memorial address
He was expected to be the healer-in-chief. He needed to rise to the solemn occasion and transcend political divisions. I think he did it.
Untethered to logic and natural law
"To say that safeguards for individual liberty do not have any intrinsic worth is to say that individual liberty does not have any intrinsic worth. To say that individual liberty does not have any intrinsic worth is to say that the individual human person does not have any intrinsic worth. This is to deny that we are endowed with rights by our Creator. To deny that is in effect to deny that there is a Creator. This is atheism and nihilism no less than moral relativism." Who said this?
Obama defends government
That's more of a 'dog bites man' headline than anything approximating news, but it's the headline in this New York Times article on the president’s commencement address at the University of Michigan. What’s the news value of that?
How about ‘most qualified jurist’?
President Obama is looking for the most choice candidate to fill the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy. That means many things to him, as reports show…
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