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by | May 7, 2013

Had Dzhokhar Tsarnaev paid attention in history class, he might have learned something useful for any domestic American terrorist: if caught, claim solidarity with the American left. No American institution is a safe haven for Islamist terrorists. As sympathetic as…

by | Feb 4, 2013

One of President Obama’s greatest political strengths is his ability to convince people that he understands them not in the abstract, but through shared experiences. You have to struggle to get by? Boy, does he know what that’s like. You’ve…

by | Dec 31, 2009

President Obama certainly does not deserve all the blame for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab’s successful boarding of Northwest Flight 253. Even had Obama come into office with a burning passion for enhancing airport security and crushing al Qaeda, how much could…

by | Dec 21, 2009

The Senate health care “reform” bill that now has 60 votes and could pass by the end of this week is 2,074 pages long. And President Obama claims to know what’s in it. Sort of. Urging hold-out Democrats to back…

by | Dec 17, 2009

Candidate Obama was for drug reimportation. President Obama, who has to deal with very different political realities, suddenly is not. That’s a fortunate Obama flip-flop. The Senate failed to gain enough votes to pass an amendment from Sen. Byron Dorgan…

by | Dec 3, 2009

President Obama has insisted throughout the year that waiting even one more year to pass a comprehensive reform of the American health care system would be devastating for American families. The need for change is urgent because, he has repeated,…

by | Nov 25, 2009

The Obama juggernaut is fragmenting upon the jagged outcroppings of American popular resistance. Yes, his health care catastrophe might just pass Congress. Accounting gimmickry, rhetorical appeals to Americans’ most decent moral impulses, and $300 million bribes will do that for…

by | Nov 18, 2009

Barack Obama was supposed to be America’s answer to the suave, European head of state. A debonair gentleman of the world, he would charm even the most sophisticated foreign leaders and prove, finally, that the United States is developed culturally,…

by | Nov 9, 2009

Among the many thousands who attempted to escape the prison known as East Berlin was a man named Wolfgang Engels, who in 1963 stole a tank and drove it into the wall. Engels’ assault on the imposing barrier splitting his…

by | Oct 30, 2009

What would better motivate a solvent bank to lend money to a credit-worthy small business: (a) profit, or (b) a speech from the President of the United States? If your answer was (b), you might qualify for work in the…

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