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Obama Could Be First Modern President to Serve Two Full Terms And Have Only One Veto Overridden

Posted: September 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm   /   Friends

President Barack Obama could likely face his first veto override of his presidency this week—which will probably also be the last given his pending exit in January 2017. The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, generally referred to as the 9/11 bill, will return to the Senate Wednesday and to the House as early as […]

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Obama’s Use of UN to Advance Partisan Agenda Hurts the Organization Long-Term

Posted: September 20, 2016 at 12:26 pm   /   Friends

President Barack Obama gave his eighth and final address to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday morning. The tone was reminiscent of past speeches in a number of ways, both good and bad. The rhetoric was soaring in parts and it was well-delivered. However, his characterization of the world and his successes tended toward the […]

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3 International Commitments Obama Wants to Tie the US to Before Leaving Office

Posted: September 15, 2016 at 1:02 pm   /   Friends

Before leaving office, President Barack Obama could commit the United States to two actions affecting its nuclear arsenal, and a third on much smaller weapons. Ahead of Obama’s final trip to the United Nations General Assembly next week in New York, the administration is fending off criticism for potential plans to pledge the United States […]

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Theodore Roosevelt and the Pursuit of American Greatness

Posted: September 14, 2016 at 8:49 am   /   Friends

Today marks the 115th anniversary of the swearing-in of Theodore Roosevelt, who would turn out to be our first progressive president. Roosevelt was thrust suddenly into that high office after the assassination of President William McKinley on Sept. 14, 1901. On that somber September day, it was not yet clear what shape TR’s political trajectory […]

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The Death of the Rule of Law

Posted: July 8, 2016 at 3:37 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

“What was true then can be true now. Our unique strengths as a nation — our optimism and work ethic, our spirit of discovery and innovation, our diversity and commitment to the rule of law — these things give us everything we need to ensure prosperity and security for generations to come.” – Barack Obama, 2016 State of the […]

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Liberals Are Trying Hard to Tarnish Reagan’s Legacy

Posted: June 27, 2016 at 6:29 am   /   Friends

Liberals leap to put down Ronald Reagan even when they are writing about someone else. They simply cannot accept that Reagan was one of the most successful and remains one of the most popular presidents in American history. For example, in a critical essay about Donald Trump in the Sunday New York Times, the novelist […]

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Ben Rhodes Proves the National Security Council Needs to Be Reformed

Posted: May 25, 2016 at 8:07 am   /   Politics

Recent remarks by Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes to the New York Times shows us that the National Security Council (NSC) as an institution is urgently in need of an overhaul. Rhodes, who handles the president’s strategic communications, takes pride in how he sold the Iran nuclear deal to the American press. In the absence […]

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Progressive Backlash: Right-Leaning Groups Gain Ground

Posted: May 19, 2016 at 9:19 am   /   Politics

The New York Times ran a rather foreboding article about the emergence of “Far Right” parties showing strong in European elections. Chief among the concerns were the success of Norbert Hofert in Austria, the increasing possibility of a British exit from the European Union, and Marine le Pen’s electoral prospects in France. Of course, all […]

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