Commentary

MH17, Israel invasion: Mr. Obama, abandoning our allies isn’t a strategy, it’s a disaster

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“We have enormous input about this that points fingers,” Secretary of State John Kerry told CNN’s State of the Union Sunday. “It is pretty clear that this was a system from Russia, transferred to separatists. We know with confidence that… Continue reading

The American Dream isn’t dead but we have work to do

May 20, 2009: The Statue of Liberty against the deep blue sky in New York Harbor. On Friday, Oct. 28, 2011 the statue will host the 125th anniversary of its dedication with a Naturalization Ceremony, the presentation of a gift… Continue reading

Divided GOP only thing Obama, Democrats have going for them before 2014 midterms

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April 29, 2014: House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, joined by Rep. Renee Ellmers, R-N.C., talks to reporters following a Republican strategy meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington.AP

Tuesday’s Washington Post/ABC News poll will not be welcome news to a… Continue reading

Why David Jolly’s Florida win should be a warning to Democrats in 2014 and beyond

Tuesday was a dark day for the Democrats.
In the midst of crumbling foreign policy endeavors in Ukraine, Syria and Iran and an ever-growing backlash over President Obama’s unpopular health care policy, the Democrats lost Florida’s 13th Congressional district in… Continue reading

Obama falls short in State of Union address, misses valuable opportunity

Tuesday night’s State of the Union address was the same old Obama, delivering the same old message.
It was a rousing speech for those who agree with the president’s agenda, but offered little to those who did not vote for… Continue reading

Obama sets out to save his legacy — will it work?

President Obama has begun a new 20 day effort to sell the Affordable Care Act. And while his press conference on Tuesday was less defensive and more forward looking than his previous comments, it very much remains to be seen… Continue reading

Please, Mr. President, for the good of the country, let’s delay ObamaCare

Today, President Obama and the Democrats are faced with the opportunity to take a timeout – a timeout from ObamaCare.
I believe that they should delay ObamaCare for six months to a year. America’s health care system isn’t something that… Continue reading

What Christie, McAuliffe victories mean for America

Tuesday’s election results underscore the degree to which American politics has been stood on its head.
As columnist Ramesh Ponnuru argues in the New York Post, it is logical to expect that in more conservative Virginia Lt. Governor Ken Cuccinelli… Continue reading

What Democrats need to ask Secretary Sebelius about ObamaCare

The path forward for the Democrats
Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to testify before the House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday.
In her prepared testimony, which has already been released to the media, she acknowledges the… Continue reading

You call this a deal? Congress, Obama set to kick the can … again

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he was hopeful it would be a “bright day.” Republican leader Mitch McConnell seconded Reid’s optimism, “we’ve had a good day,” he commented on Monday.
Indeed, we are on the precipice of a… Continue reading