Barack Obama

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Benghazi Is Not A Conspiracy/Cover-Up/Whatever. Period.

Think about this for a moment: what did the Obama Administration have to gain from covering up the nature of  the attack on our consulate in Benghazi? The answer: Nothing. Historically the people rally around a president after a terrorist attack. This is why the Republican obsession with Benghazi is an obvious, shameful and hypocritical political maneuver. … Continue reading


  This country needs unions, but if they get too powerful their demands for benefits can, and often do, become unsustainable in the long-run (i.e. when the workers get older and retire, but live longer than in generations past). I think a big part of the solution to this is Obamacare – that is decoupling … Continue reading

Bowling Alone: Why Mitt Romney Won’t Win

Mitt Romney and conservatives see more acutely than do liberals the decline of participation in civil society. Their claim that government assistance and welfare can be cut and offset by the efforts of civil society rings hollow to many Americans because they no longer do, or perhaps never did, have much faith in the strength … Continue reading

Thomas P.M. Barnett on what Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s political survival may indicate (and Mr. Barnett is often right and always forward thinking) with regard to the future of defense spending. “The recession has finally reached Washington, and it ain’t leaving anytime soon.” “…Africa Command — AFRICOM — is the future: tiny facilities networked across … Continue reading

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