Tag Archive: President Obama

When a Crisis No Longer Commands Sobriety

Crisis Management

Ten years ago, in a very rare moment in time, our country put aside politics and partisan sniping to focus on a horrific crisis – the 9/11 attacks. Within that sliver of American history, politicians stopped playing games and worked together to face down a threat that had put our very way of life in…

Is Obama a Failed Historian Too?

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Anytime I watch President Obama talk about the history of the U.S. economy as he did in Kansas this week, I feel like I’m listening to someone who had been locked away in a time capsule for the last thirty years. According to him, the last few decades of economic prosperity, prior to the 2008…

The Political Facts of Life

After years of being exposed to the American media in all its forms, I’ve concluded that conservatives resent being lied to nearly as much as liberals hate being told the truth. It has also occurred to me that expecting socialists to be logical and to learn the lessons of history, even very modern history, is…

Compromising On Reality

When I was a kid back in the 80s, I looked forward to watching professional wrestling on television every Saturday morning. I liked the action, got a kick out of the personalities, and yes… I believed it was real. But there was one aspect of the programs that always confused me. From time to time,…

Lisanomics – The Nerve of Those Credit Rating Agencies!

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Over the past few months, I’ve seen a commercial on television from a credit repair company featuring a character named “Lisa”. She’s a young, attractive, visibly pregnant mother standing in front of a nice house with a nice yard. She confides in the viewing audience that she has a credit score of only 612. With…