May
21st

The Difference Between Being President and Being Presidential

President Obama spoke this morning to discuss major policy initiatives regarding the handling of terror suspects at Gitmo, national security, and the need for transparency and the rule of law in government. It was a fantastic speech in both content and tenor, fairly discussing the actions and goals of the previous administration and contrasting those […]


Apr
16th

Economic Sleight of Hand

So here we are, 6 months after the brink of “financial armageddon,” upwards of $7.5 Trillion-yes trillion with a “T”- promised, printed, and perq-ed away, and what have we gained? After being told that our major financial institutions and banks were so nearly insolvent that only massive amounts of taxpayer funded infusions could save life […]

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Feb
4th

The Looting of America

Morality takes many forms and hides behind many masks. Perhaps no loss of morality is more complete than that which infests the corporate and political leadership of the United States of America. Forget sex and drugs and rock-n-roll; the moral loss I speak of refers to the utter indifference these so-called leaders have with regards […]


Jan
29th

Obama Economic Stimulus- Rescue for America or Rebuilding The House of Cards?

So the economy is in the tank. What’s a government to do? In the halls of power, the answer seems to be to throw money at the problem and hope for the best. We’ve had the Bush Stimulus ($165 billion of borrowed money thrown to the citizenry at the tune of $600 a head), and […]


Jan
27th

Obama Sets New Path For American Foreign Policy, Addresses Arab World

In his first foreign interview, President Obama sat down with Al-Arabiya television and discussed his initial goals for American foreign policy, both in general and towards the Arab world in particular. As I read through the transcript (you can read it here) I was impressed by the words and the tone, but also by the […]


Jan
22nd

What A Difference 2 Days Make

Finally, an adult is running things in Washington D.C. President Obama, in two short days, has begun to transform American politics and our reputation abroad with a series of mature decisions that will shape his presidency and the landscape of American politics. Instead of pretending that things are rosy all around, Obama has told all […]


Jan
20th

“The Time Has Come To Set Aside Childish Things.”

Let us hope that this is true. For those of you who missed it, here is the full text of President Obama’s inaugural speech. As a new day dawns in American governance, let us all hope together for success. But let us not forget to hold accountable those who promise to do so much. Not […]


Jan
8th

Note To Congress: When America Voted For Change, We Were Talking About You Too

Frankly, I don’t care how much past service or time in office any of our politicians may have. This is a new game, and yesterday’s “achievements” mean little or nothing in a Post-Bush world. Especially when, for a great number of our so-called leaders, those “achievements” can be directly tied to the place we find […]


Nov
5th

Despite Historic Obama Election, Bush Still Has 77 Days In Which To Make Things Even Worse

Despite yesterday’s historic election that has made Barack Obama the next president, let us not forget that we still have 77 days of George W. Bush to contend with. Because believe me, Bush isn’t forgetting that he’s still the Decider in Chief until January 20th. Outgoing presidents like to “tie up loose ends” and place […]


Oct
27th

More on “Socialism” and “Wealth Redistribution”

Last week, I put together a short video about the history of socialism in America. (In case you missed it, you can watch it here.) Whether you want to admit it or not, America is now, and has for some time been, a nation filled with socialism and wealth redistribution. It is how we pay […]