Obama (page 9)

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    Deference versus deterrence

    Victor Davis Hanson urges National Review Online readers to “beware international affairs” during the closing months of Barack Obama’s presidential administration. Deterrence is a nation’s ability to discourage aggressors by instilling in them a credible fear of punishment far greater than any perceived gain…
    Mitch Kokai, September 14, 2016
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    National Review editor pans president’s policy proposal on nukes

    If you don’t think President Obama can do much more damage before he leaves office early next year, Rich Lowry of National Review asks you to reconsider. President Barack Obama is considering adopting a policy of “no first use,” i.e., declaring that the United…
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2016
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    National Review notes state resistance to Obama’s bathroom edicts

    Jake Curtis writes at National Review Online about state governments’ pushback against one of the Obama administration’s most controversial dictates. The federal government’s increasingly oppressive treatment of state governments has not gone unnoticed. In fact, this treatment has prompted an interesting development. Following the…
    Mitch Kokai, August 5, 2016
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    How about that hope and change

    Bradford Richardson of the Washington Times details depressing news about the first black president’s impact. For the first time in his presidency, a majority of Americans believe race relations have gotten worse under President Obama. Sixty percent of respondents in a Rasmussen poll released…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2016
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    Relying more on the president

    Ben Shapiro writes at National Review Online about one of the more disturbing aspects of President Obama’s efforts to transform America. Obama has been the most divisive president in modern history. But he’s done more than that: He’s destroyed all the institutions we hold…
    Mitch Kokai, July 21, 2016
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    The bloated federal budget

    Amid the hoopla surrounding the political conventions, Dave Boyer of the Washington Times offers a stark reminder of one of the next president’s critical challenges. The White House predicted Friday that the federal government’s budget deficit for the current fiscal year will hit $600…
    Mitch Kokai, July 19, 2016
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    Obama administration promoting business with Iran

    Adam Kredo of the Washington Free Beacon reports on the Obama administration’s efforts to promote business dealings involving Iran. Obama administration officials are orchestrating an international campaign to encourage businesses and governments to reengage in the Iranian marketplace, prompting accusations from leading members of…
    Mitch Kokai, June 30, 2016
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    Obama not interested in engaging with Congress

    During his final months in office, President Obama seems to have little interest in negotiating with Congress. At least that’s the impression his recent actions have left on Nicole Duran of the Washington Examiner. After spending months and, in the case of gun control…
    Mitch Kokai, June 28, 2016