Obama Admits He Still Doesn’t Have a Strategy to Combat ISIS

In his 2006 memoir, the Audacity of Hope, then-Senator Obama stated clearly his belief that America was desperately lacking a foreign policy strategy. “Without a well-articulated strategy that the public supports and the world understands, America will lack the legitimacy and ultimately the power it needs to make the world safer than it is today,”…
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Democrats’ Intra-Party Squabbling Undermine Obama’s Trade Package

President Obama has never fashioned himself to be a blue-collar politician. He’s never been the type to engage in the glad-handing, ego stroking, or even arm-twisting, so often greases the wheels of Washington votes. Members of both parties have labeled him “remote,” “frosty,” “distant,” and only willing to engage in “perfunctory” relationships. As Scott Wilson…
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Democrats are Getting a Taste of Obama’s Medicine

Democrats are finally getting a taste of what it means to disagree with President Obama. In the early years of his second term Obama has opted to move beyond substantive policy debates towards a coronation of ideas. He was once derided by his own party as being too professorial, too willing to engage in a…
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White House’s Iran “Fact Sheet” Turns Out to Be More of a Best Case Scenario

In early April the Internet was abuzz over the Obama Administration’s agreement with Iran over the future of its nuclear program. Of course, there was widespread disagreement about the merits of the agreement – many thought it allowed Iran too much leeway to continue developing a nuclear weapon and too much economic relief to fund…
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Unexpectedly Bad Jobs Report Puts Obama on the Defensive

The White House finally thought it was safe to talk about the economy again. Chastened by the public backlash over the self-congratulatory stance they took and the wildly optimistic economic predictions they made during the early years of the recovery (“recovery summer,” anyone?), the Obama Administration has been careful in recent years to toe a…
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Obama Touts Agreement With Iran as a “Good Deal.” Does He Believe It?

I am not a foreign policy expert. But then again, it doesn’t take an expert to know that a president’s desire for a “legacy” is a terrible backdrop against which to negotiate with your enemies. There is no doubt good intention behind the White House’s negotiations with Iran over its intention to build a nuclear…
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Obama’s Cold Shoulder to Israel Threatens Our Special Relationship

The “special relationship” between the United States and Israel has been cultivated and strengthened by every American president since the 1950s. President Kennedy promised that “we will never turn our backs on our steadfast friends.” President Johnson extolled our “common love of human freedom” and “common faith in a democratic way of life.” President Nixon…
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Watering Down the Rhetoric Doesn’t Dilute the Threat Posed by ISIS

President Obama, keen to talk ISIS into submission, decided to hold a “Summit on Countering Violent Extremism” last week. The choice of words is telling. The White House is tying itself in rhetorical knots in an effort to characterize the conflagration in the Middle East as anything but religious and ISIS as anything but Islamic.…
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President Obama’s Deeply Unserious Budget

President Obama has made an art form out of trolling. Nearly every “major” policy announcement the White House has made over the last several years has been little more than a blatant attempt to enflame the GOP’s base, at which point Democrats just sit around and watch marshmallows as conservatives burn with fury. He did…
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