Barack Obama

Shaming Success: President Obama’s Strange Advice to Students

By |2016-05-22T23:38:17-06:00May 22nd, 2016|Categories: Barack Obama, Bruce Frohnen, Character, Politics|

President Barack Obama has been at it again. Back in 2012, he told American entrepreneurs “You didn’t build that.” His point, such as it was, was that those who work hard, work smart, and create successful businesses should be thankful to the government for providing infrastructure and assorted other taxpayer-funded programs that are essential [...]

Barack Obama’s Defense of Slavery

By |2016-05-02T09:25:16-06:00May 1st, 2016|Categories: Barack Obama, Joseph Pearce, Politics|

Aware that I have selected a deliberately provocative title, I will need to lay the foundations for the seemingly outrageous claim that Barack Obama has recently expressed his support for modern-day slavery. Please bear with me, therefore, as I explain my reasons for making such a claim. In the broadest sense, there are three [...]

The Roseburg Shooting, the Presidency, & Faith

By |2015-11-09T17:48:48-06:00October 19th, 2015|Categories: Barack Obama, Bruce Frohnen, Featured, Presidency|

Many Americans were upset at President Obama’s use of the mass murder of Christians at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon as yet another occasion to demand further restrictions on Americans’ right to bear arms. The move was quite rightly seen as disrespectful toward the victims as well as unseemly in its political opportunism. [...]

The Obama Doctrine

By |2015-04-23T16:20:57-06:00April 23rd, 2015|Categories: Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Middle East, Politics|

At the Summit of the Americas where he met with Raul Castro, the 83-year-old younger brother of Fidel, President Obama provided an insight into where he is taking us, and why: “The United States will not be imprisoned by the past—we’re looking to the future. I’m not interested in having battles that frankly started [...]

Executive Power, the Constitution, and a Useful “Insurrection”

By |2015-04-22T07:49:24-06:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama, Featured, Government, Politics, Presidency|

Poor Mr. Obama. To hear Colbert King tell the story, the President is being put in the impossible position of one of his great predecessors, Abraham Lincoln. In a piece in the Washington Post provocatively titled “A Rising Insurrection Against Obama,” Mr. King paints a picture of looming disaster for America akin to the [...]

The GOP Embraces the Day of the Hawk

By |2015-03-24T16:56:51-06:00March 24th, 2015|Categories: Barack Obama, Congress, Democracy, Foreign Affairs, Government, Pat Buchanan, Politics|

With Hillary Clinton scrambling to explain her missing emails, much of America is wailing, “Please don’t make us watch this movie again!” Why, then, would the Republican Party, with a chance to sweep it all in 2016, want to return us to the nightmare days of George W., which caused America to rise up [...]

Radical Islam: The Term That Shall Not Be Spoken

By |2015-03-18T15:23:31-06:00March 19th, 2015|Categories: Barack Obama, Foreign Affairs, Islam, Politics, Terrorism, War|Tags: |

The official position of the Obama Administration seems to be that our country is at war with extremism, including but not limited to those who commit acts of terror in the name of Islam. It is also the position of the executive branch that proclaiming war against radical Islam specifically is unjustified, and for two reasons: [...]

When Did America Become France?

By |2015-03-20T12:34:31-06:00March 16th, 2015|Categories: Barack Obama, Bruce Frohnen, Democracy, Featured, Politics, Presidency|

From their beginnings in the late eighteenth century, the American and French Republics have been radically different. The one, formed out of secession from the British Empire and a desire to mesh customary rights with popular consent, found a surprising stability almost from the start from the mechanics of a constitutional structure that limited [...]

Cut Rudy Loose

By |2015-03-03T17:03:07-06:00March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Barack Obama, Government, Pat Buchanan|

Back in 1987, this writer was invited by friends to advise them on a press conference they had called to oppose President Reagan’s signing of an INF treaty to remove all nuclear missiles from Europe. My advice: Deplore the treaty; do not attack the president. The next day, Howard Phillips declared that Ronald Reagan [...]

The Friend of Every Country But His Own

By |2015-03-08T20:45:41-06:00February 25th, 2015|Categories: Barack Obama, Featured, Pat Buchanan|

“A steady patriot of the world alone, The friend of every country—but his own.” George Canning’s couplet about the Englishmen who professed love for all the world except their own native land comes to mind on reading President Obama’s remarks at the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast. After listing the horrors of ISIS, al-Qaeda, and [...]

The Next Step by the GOP

By |2015-02-18T16:52:10-06:00February 18th, 2015|Categories: Barack Obama, Congress, Government, Pat Buchanan|

In November of 2014, Republicans grew their strength in Congress to levels unseen since 1946. What united the party and rallied the nation was the GOP’s declared resolve to stand up to an imperious president. Give us powerful new majorities, said John Boehner and Mitch McConnell, and we shall halt these usurpations of Congressional power. [...]

The Unspoken Truth About Ferguson

By |2014-12-10T17:48:30-06:00December 10th, 2014|Categories: Barack Obama, Pat Buchanan|Tags: |

“It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters.” Edmund Burke’s insight returned to mind while watching cable news coverage of the rampage in Ferguson, Missouri, after St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced that officer Darren Wilson would not be [...]