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For the record

It was on April 14, 2012, that rock musician Ted Nugent, a member of the National Rifle Association board of directors, said the following:
“If Barack Obama becomes the president in November, again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. Why are you laughing? Do you think that’s funny? That’s [...]

In which I take the side of a Republican against Obama

After being repeatedly assured by Fox News that President Obama is a dedicated socialist, it came as a shock to me to read a report by the Knoxville, Tennessee, News-Sentinel:
In the 2014 budget submitted to Congress, the [Obama] administration says it “intends to undertake a strategic review of options for addressing [the Tennessee Valley Authority’s] [...]

Too soon to tell

Guest post by Eyal
Israel’s political landscape over the past few weeks has been characterized by two major developments: President Barack Obama’s visit and speech and the return of Harry’s Place after almost a week of absence.
Naturally, the latter has been greeted with mass rallies, dancing in the streets, and a general consensus that it is [...]

Yes, that really is Michelle Obama

Is Barack a lucky man, or what?

“The era of liberalism is back”

Those were the chilling words uttered by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell after he heard President Obama’s inaugural address on Monday.
It just so happens that a movie camera was aimed at me when I read McConnell’s words, and here is how I reacted:

McConnell elaborated:
“An unabashedly, far left-of-center inauguration speech certainly brings back memories of the [...]

Bush and Obama: rhetoric and reality

I’ll have more to say about President Obama’s inaugural address later. But first:
Long-time readers of this blog may recall that even though I supported George W. Bush’s opponent in the 2004 presidential election, I was favorably impressed by much of his 2005 inaugural address. I observed:
Large parts of President Bush’s inaugural address could have been [...]

Obama inauguration II

Although President Obama was (as required by the Constitution) officially sworn in for a second four-year term on Sunday (you’ll notice the Chief Justice read from a card this time), he’ll do it again today for show. And poetry will be recited. And prayers offered. And songs sung. And he’ll make a speech. And there [...]

Hysteria greets Obama’s executive orders on gun violence

At least three congressmen, a former attorney general and the head of a national gun owners’ group have said that impeachment may be in order for President Obama because he dared to sign some executive orders designed to curb gun violence.
One of the congressman, Steve Stockman of Texas, called Obama’s anti-gun violence efforts “an existential [...]

Consoler in Chief: President Obama speaks in Newtown

It’s a role that Obama, to his credit, fulfills ably.

But as he noted:
Since I’ve been president, this is the fourth time we have come together to comfort a grieving community torn apart by mass shootings, fourth time we’ve hugged survivors, the fourth time we’ve consoled the families of victims.
And in between, there have been an [...]

Hanukkah at the White House

Amazing. Even though he has been reelected, and no longer needs to pretend that he cares about the Jews or Israel, President Obama last night hosted a celebration of the sixth night of Hanukkah at the White House.