Tag Archives: obama

Europeanizing America

Michael Lind, SalonIt's an election year, so once again the American right is warning the citizenry against the Europhile conspiracy. Progressives, you see, are unpatriotic Europe-lovers, a fifth column in our midst, who want to destroy American …

Romney Plays Hide-and-Seek With Voters

Maureen Dowd, NY TimesIf I closed my eyes, and added a creepy monotone, I could have been listening to Dick Cheney.The Republican speaker at the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Reno, Nev., was slashing the president with jingoistic jingles: Oba…

Too Big Too Fail Ghost Haunting Obama

Michael Hirsh, National JournalNeil Barofsky is not the sort of guy you want popping up in a tight election race, not if you’re Barack Obama.That's first because Barofsky is an all-too-credible critic of the Obama administration&rsq…

How Poles View the American Election

George Weigel, National ReviewWell-informed Poles know that, barring some cataclysmic international event between now and November 6, the 2012 U.S. presidential election will be fought and decided on domestic U.S. economic issues. My Polish friends an…

Who Really Invented the Internet?

Gordon Crovitz, Wall Street JournalA telling moment in the presidential race came recently when Barack Obama said: "If you've got a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen." He justified elevating bureaucrat…

Milbank’s McCarthy Slur to Protect Obama

John Nolte, Big JournalismEven though — according to a number independent fact-checkers — Obama has been running around for the past month using $100 million in ads to hit Mitt Romney with lies; even though Obama's top surrogates have been usin…

Where Obama Shines

David Brooks, New York TimesIt won't help him win many votes this year, but it should be noted that Barack Obama has been a good foreign policy president. He, Vice President Joseph Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the rest of his tea…

Solyndra & the GOP Outrage Machine

Katrina vanden Heuvel, The NationIt would be easy to miss. Midway through an otherwise worthy report on debates over manufacturing within the White House, a brief but troubling blemish: unexamined, un-rebutted spin. “Romney and Republicans,&…

Cronyism Built That

Andrew Stiles, Washington Free BeaconPresident Obama’s record of rewarding political donors with taxpayer dollars and plum administration posts is facing a new round of scrutiny thanks to GOP challenger Mitt Romney’s effort to make…

Did the State Make You Great?

Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post“If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”— Barack Obama, Roanoke, Va., July 13And who might that somebody else be…