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The Pre-School President

By 5.1.09

Obama will offer instructions on everything from tires to hygiene, but abortion is still above his pay grade.
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The Velocity of Hope

By 4.29.09

Barack Obama has moved rapidly in his first 100 days in office, putting him on pace to become a transformational liberal president.
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How to Handle a Bully: Nixon vs. Khrushchev

By 4.21.09

Fifty years ago it was the picture heard around the world.

The young Vice President of the United States standing up to the bullying Russian tyrant, his right index finger literally poking Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in the chest.

For the rest of his political career, the photograph -- and the incident that prompted it -- would visually enshrine the world's view of Richard Nixon as the American politician who would quite literally never blink when it came to standing up to America's enemies.

In the aftermath of President Barack Obama's timid performance when face-to-face with Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez -- who has cast the United States as, among many things, an "imperialist monster" even as he goes about systematically repressing his own people and making alliances with American enemies -- it is worth recalling just what happened when Nixon found himself in a similar situation.

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Obama’s Big Government Gamble

By 4.17.09

Americans are open to government intervention during the economic crisis, but then they want it to butt out. This spells troubles for Obama's long-term standing. 
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