Tag Archives: obama

States Choose Own Paths

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Michael Barone, Washington ExaminerIn Washington, Americans have two-party government, with a Democratic president and Senate and a Republican House. We had it before November's election and will have it again for the next two years.Looking back …

Dems Should Give Thanks for Mitt Romney

Alec MacGillis, New RepublicAs Democrats gather for turkey or tofurkey in Brooklyn and Berkeley and, yes, even in Birmingham, they should offer thanks for Mitt Romney. Not just for being a clumsy candidate in a year when a m…

Marco Rubio Needs Evolution

Michael Specter, The New YorkerIf the need for a new approach to the American electorate wasn’t clear enough to Republicans on November 6th, it certainly has been since Mitt Romney delivered his graceless coup de grace a few days later&m…

Why ObamaCare Has to Go

Rep. John Boehner, Cincinnati EnquirerPresident Obama has won re-election, but his health care law is still driving up costs and making it harder for small businesses to hire workers. As was the case before the election, Obamacare has to go.The tactic…

Oh What a Tangled Web

Victor Davis Hanson, National ReviewSupporters of President Obama have dubbed those who question administration statements about Libya as either partisans or conspiracy theorists, on the premise that the administration had no reason to dissimulate. Bu…

President Obama’s Moment

Thomas Friedman, New York TimesI was in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, and people were still buzzing about an unusual duet heard on Oct. 13, using superlow-latency videoconference technology and the city’s new gigabit-per-second fiber-optic …

Obama’s Ominous FDR Precedent

Jonathan Tobin, CommentaryPolls have consistently shown that far more Americans still blame George W. Bush for the country’s economic difficulties than those who were prepared to place responsibility on the man who has been president for the…

Why Obama’s China Policy Will Work

Michael Hirsh, National JournalRobert Lieberman, the maker of the critically acclaimed documentary, They Call It Myanmar "“ Lifting the Curtain, tells a story that exposes some of the cynical reality behind President Obama's hi…

Holder Blew It on Petraeus Investigation

James Warren, The Daily BeastWhen Attorney General Eric Holder kept word from President Obama about investigating then-Central Intelligence Agency Director David Petraeus, he took what he deemed a high road in following protocols governing when it&apo…

A Latino Opportunity for the GOP

Leslie Sanchez, Wall Street JournalIn winning re-election, President Obama carried nearly all the same demographic groups as in 2008, but by smaller margins. The major exception: Hispanics, America's fastest-growing bloc. Having given Mr. Obama 6…

Obama and the End of Decline

E.J. Dionne, Washington PostWASHINGTON — What is the point of Barack Obama's second term?A president who has been pondering that question for a while might find the best answers by consulting what just went on in the campaign.He should not be af…

Iran Must Be Obama’s Top Priority

Henry Kissinger, Washington PostIn the aftermath of an exhausting reelection campaign, the most urgent decision facing the president is how to stop Iran from pursuing a military nuclear program. Presidents of both parties have long declared that &…

GOP Throws Romney Under the Bus

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Gail Collins, New York TimesIt appears that Mitt Romney was a terrible presidential candidate.O.K., some people have known that ever since the story broke about strapping his dog on the car roof. But now we seem to be reaching a consensus.First, there…

The Nerds Who Helped Re-Elect Obama

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Alexis Madrigal, The AtlanticThe Obama campaign's technologists were tense and tired. It was game day and everything was going wrong.Josh Thayer, the lead engineer of Narwhal, had just been informed that they'd lost another one of the servic…