Obama (page 5)

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    Obama as Stanley Baldwin

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online compares our 44th president to the British prime minister who helped set the stage for World War II. Last year, President Obama assured the world that “we are living in the most peaceful, prosperous, and progressive era…
    Mitch Kokai, April 14, 2017
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    Obama as Russian stooge

    Worried about an American president doing the Russians’ bidding? National Review editor Rich Lowry says you should look at the last administration’s record. The circumstantial evidence is mounting that the Kremlin succeeded in infiltrating the U.S. government at the highest levels. How else to explain a…
    Mitch Kokai, April 12, 2017
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    Obama’s dismal Supreme Court record

    For a guy who billed himself as a professor of constitutional law, Barack Obama didn’t have a great track record when his policies appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. Elizabeth Harrington of the Washington Free Beacon offers the details. President Barack Obama had the…
    Mitch Kokai, January 27, 2017
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    The 44th president was not the political Left’s version of Reagan

    Ramesh Ponnuru explains why for National Review Online. He wanted to be the liberal Reagan, or rather the liberal anti-Reagan: the person who pulled American politics back to the left a generation after Reagan pulled it to the right. Bill Clinton had not done…
    Mitch Kokai, January 20, 2017
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    The president and Putin

    Victor Davis Hanson‘s latest column at National Review Online probes the presidential relationship with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin. For eight years, the Obama administration misjudged Vladimir Putin’s Russia, as it misjudged most of the Middle East, China, and the rest of the world as…
    Mitch Kokai, January 18, 2017
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    Learning the wrong lessons: Obama administration edition

    Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard offers an amusing take on one key feature of President Obama’s eight years in office. A good way to look at the Obama era is as a giant experiment in misdirection—the Age of Missing the Point. When a…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2017
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    Obama leaves office, hope increases

    Randall Forsyth of Barron’s describes the “ironic triumph of hope” as Mr. Hope and Change prepares to leave office within the next week. The enduring image of Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign is the iconic red, beige, and blue pastel poster of him emblazoned…
    Mitch Kokai, January 16, 2017
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    A different take on the Obama legacy

    President Obama offered his spin on the past eight years during this week’s “farewell” address. John Daniel Davidson of the Federalist website presents a different take on the same time period. [W]hat could be a greater repudiation of a progressive Democrat’s presidency than Americans…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2017