An Obama second term means that the movement toward European-style social democracy continues, in part by legislation, in part by executive decree. The American experiment continues to recede …
Obama stoops, doesn’t conquer
In the final debate against Mitt Romney, Obama showed himself – yet again – to be a petty president, more suited to the role of schoolmaster, than Commander-in-Chief.
The great gaffe
The one thing Obama’s performance did do is re-energize his demoralized base — the media, in particular. But at a price.
The Big Bird counterattack
Ever since last Wednesday, Democrats have been shellshocked and left searching for excuses.
Romney by two touchdowns
Confident, smiling and nonthreatening, Romney didn’t look like a man who enjoys killing the wives of laid-off steelworkers at last Wednesday’s debate.
Go large, Mitt
How far ahead would Romney be if he were actually running a campaign? His unwillingness to go big, to go for the larger argument, is simply astonishing.
As the U.S. continues to wait for Iran to live up to its “international obligations,” the same old arguments, old excuses, old pretensions have become ridiculous.
The empathy gap
Given the state of the economy, by any historical standard, Barack Obama should be 15 points behind Mitt Romney. Why is he tied?
The ‘deterrence works’ fantasy
There are few foreign-policy positions more silly than the assertion without context that “deterrence works.”
The Cordesman criteria
Either Israel is engaged in the most elaborate ruse since the Trojan Horse or it is on the cusp of a pre-emptive strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.