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President’s Day

February 18, 2013

Today we honor the 43 men who have been Presidents of the United States of America.  It wasn’t always this way.  Originally “Washington’s Birthday,” President’s Day has only recently referred to all presidents — a move primarily promoted by businesses looking to stoke patriotism as a way to sell more goods. Quite frankly, some of [...]

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Movie Review — Lincoln

November 18, 2012

Steven Spielberg’s latest historical endeavor, Lincoln, hit theaters nationally this weekend.  Here’s the trailer: This movie was based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s best-selling book Team of Rivals, and focuses on Lincoln’s attempt to pass the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States.  The film doesn’t attempt to cover Lincoln’s whole life, [...]

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Should Obama Dump Biden?

August 16, 2012

With a flurry of recent Joe Biden gaffes, John McCain repeated some buzz about Obama potentially replacing Biden with another Vice Presidential nominee.  White House Propaganda Minister press secretary Jay Carney responded that Joe is indeed staying on the ticket, then proceed to attack McCain’s pick of Sarah Palin.  McCain said he wasn’t sure if [...]

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Obama’s CYA Option on Bin Laden

May 5, 2012

This week former Attorney General Michael Mukasey published an op ed regarding Obama’s recent Bin Laden-related football-spiking.  It’s scathing and worth reading the whole article.  Mukasey makes the point that real leaders take less credit and more blame than they deserve.  He cites Lincoln after Appomattox, Bush after the capture of Saddam, and Eisenhower after [...]

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Who’s Your Favorite President?

February 19, 2011

In honor of President’s Day, Gallup has compiled a Presidential ranking list.  Guess who’s on top?  Ronald Reagan is with 19% of the vote — followed by Lincoln and… um… Bill Clinton.  Washington comes in fifth place and even Obama gets 5%, beating out Truman, Jefferson and Eisenhower.  So, obviously, this is merely a popularity [...]

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Criminalizing Politics is a Dangerous Idea

April 21, 2009

We are traveling down a very dangerous road.  President Obama has indicated that actions taken during a time of grave crisis in our nation’s history are up for selective legal prosecution.  The dangerous precedent would be this — criminalizing the decisions of one administration once another party assumes control.  Think of our history to this point:  Jefferson did [...]

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Obama’s No Lincoln

January 17, 2009

Of course Abraham Lincoln would be very proud that 144 years after his death, a biracial man is to be inaugurated as our 44th President.  Cool.  We get it — Obama has a permanent place in history just by showing up this Tuesday.  But just because Obama’s a tall and lanky orator doesn’t automatically mean he’s Lincoln.  The [...]

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Obama is Lincoln and FDR, and He Isn’t Even President Yet

November 8, 2008

It’s only been four days since we elected Barack Obama to be the 44th President of the United States, and already the Associated Press is already in full-blown exaggeration mode.  According to an “analysis” by Deb Riechmann (interesting name considering where this post is going), the crisis Obama will face when he takes office is [...]

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