Obama (page 7)

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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
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    The rest of the story on terrorism in the age of Obama

    T. Becket Adams explains in the Washington Examiner why President Obama’s farewell address didn’t tell the entire story about terrorism in the United States over the past eight years. President Obama isn’t wrong when he says no terrorist group has pulled off a foreign-directed…
    Mitch Kokai, January 12, 2017
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    Obama not exiting gracefully

    Salena Zito documents for Washington Examiner readers voters’ reactions to President Obama’s unwillingness to exit the political scene with grace and humility. CHARLEROI, Pa. — Kevin Lee believes the main point of last year’s election was a wholesale rejection of President Obama’s policies.
    Mitch Kokai, January 6, 2017
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    Obama claims credit when none is due

    Michael Bastasch of the Daily Caller highlights the latest case in which President Obama claims credit for a positive development he opposed. President Barack Obama is making a major public relations blitz to highlight his legacy, including tying falling reliance on foreign oil to…
    Mitch Kokai, January 4, 2017
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    Obama’s strained relationship with the truth

    Scott Johnson of the Power Line blog assesses President Obama’s popular practice of prevarication. By just about everyone’s reckoning, the so-called signature achievements of the Obama years are the enactment of Obamacare and the Iran nuclear deal. They have a lot in common. Both…
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2017
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    The regulatory state

    Paul Bedard of the Washington Examiner highlights President Obama’s efforts to expand the nation’s regulatory burdens. President Obama’s lame duck administration poured on thousands more new regulations in 2016 at a rate of 18 for every new law passed, according to a Friday…
    Mitch Kokai, January 2, 2017