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Tag: Obama
  • United States vs. Iran, Round 1,674,398: Switch Off the Enemy Creation Machine

    Reuters reports that Iran is “exploiting a loophole in Western sanctions” by importing highly refined aluminum. Apparently, the fear is that the Iranians will fashion this material into various components used in missiles. The Obama Administration is scrambling this month to add the metal, along with other metals including (tellingly) gold and silver to the …

  • Choose principle over party

    This was originally printed in the Daily Tarheel (Chapel Hill, NC) on Friday, February 8, 2013. You can view the original link here. You might have noticed that folks around Chapel Hill are paying a lot more attention to the governorship nowadays. While I’d like to think that people heeded my advice and decided to …

  • Obama Is Wrong on Minimum Wage

    [The following originally appeared in The College Fix on February 17, 2013. It has been approved for re-posting.] President Barack Obama’s call for the minimum wage to be increased to $9 an hour during the recent State of the Union address is a bad idea for many reasons, not the least of which are potential …

  • Moving Forward After Newtown

    At a prayer vigil for the victims of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama offered both his condolences and a promise to take action: We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change…We will be told that the causes of such violence are …

  • UW-Madison Professor: Republicans Will Become More Ideological

    Statist Democrat ideologues celebrating President Barack Obama’s re-election claim it’s proof that Republicans must become more left-wing if they want to win elections, but one professor argues just the opposite. Lester Hunt, a professor of philosophy at University of Wisconsin-Madison, said in an interview with The College Fix that Republicans will actually become more ideological to win …

  • Speaking out against Drones

    The moments of September 11th were daunting, terrifying to the soul of the American heartland. Picture the apocalyptic scenes of horror: the dark, menacing black clouds of pungent smoke spreads to limitless boundaries, the symbol of America’s economic might collapsing unforgivingly in the streets of Manhattan, the military stealth of this country becoming vulnerable as the plane …

  • Obama: Americans are Scared, Dumb

    Why is this election cycle so controversial and heated? President Obama, in his infinite wisdom, has an answer: Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think …

  • YAL-Madison crashes Obama Rally

    President Obama visited UW-Madison this past Tuesday to drum up enthusiasm among younger voters in anticipation of the midterms elections.  Madison’s YAL activists didn’t let this opportunity go to waste and had a bunch of fun passing out…umm…unofficial programs.

  • Is Obamunism Slowly Dying Down?

    According to some indications, yes.   Conservatives and libertarians aren’t the only individuals who are upset with this out-of-touch president, his administration, and his blank-check Congress. We are not alone. It seems that some of our friends from the left are becoming increasingly impatient and disappointed with our elected elites as well (yes, Republicans, I …

  • Will Obama Actually End Combat Missions in Iraq?

    Recently the Obama Administration has stated that it plans to effectively end combat missions by the end of August.  This would end Operation Iraqi Freedom, though if I remember correctly, we already declared “mission accomplished” there and began Operation New Dawn. As American military history has shown, we will most likely never leave Iraq completely …