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Around the Arts, August 13
PAUL NELSON FISHING COLUMN: Temperatures fluctuate, and so does the bite
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Georgie Anne Geyer: Religious comparisons at prayer breakfast are ill-timed
The last few years have not marked a high point for Christians across the world. In Iraq, entire Chaldean Catholic towns, dating from centuries ago, have been burned and destroyed by the Islamic State, or ISIS. In Syria, rare villages that still spoke the language of Christ, Aramaic,...
February 19, 2015 - 12:14am
February 13, 2015
Michael Reagan: Living in Obama World
Barack Obama is living in his own dream world. To hear him tell it, thanks to six glorious years of his leadership, America is in great shape again at home and overseas. According to his boasts, which the mainstream media rarely challenge, the economy has rebounded from the Great...
February 13, 2015 - 11:45pm
Donald Kaul: Blurting out the truth
President Barack Obama committed the ultimate political blunder the other day. He blurted out the truth. Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, he warned his Christian brethren against “getting up on our high horse” when condemning the violence of Muslim terrorists. “During...
February 13, 2015 - 11:42pm
January 24, 2015
Joe Guzzardi: State of the Union offers little to the middle class
President Obama, eager for the spotlight and now warily eyeing his legacy, may have to concede that the American middle class he’s consistently promised to save is beyond redemption. Years of the administration’s destructive economic policies have destroyed middle class America,...
January 24, 2015 - 12:17am
January 17, 2015
Michael Reagan: Monsieur Obama MIA
Everyone from Jon Stewart to Ted Cruz has mocked President Obama for not flying to France last weekend. And rightly so. It should have been a no-brainer for any American president to want to be seen by the whole world leading a massive unity march against terrorism in response to...
January 17, 2015 - 1:12am
January 7, 2015
Gene Lyons: Obama’s ‘fourth quarter’ off to an interesting start
President Obama’s strongest detractors have never decided if he’s a tyrant or a weakling. Right up to the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans scorned his fecklessness and inability to lead. The Ebola virus was going to kill us all; ISIS militants were about to conquer the entire...
January 7, 2015 - 12:28am
December 27, 2014
David M. Shribman: Presidents and their parties
Is Barack Obama’s duty to hear the voices of the entire country, or is it to heed the entreaties of his allies on the left and in the Democratic Party? That is one of the simplest, and also one of the most complex, questions of our time. To ask it is to please conservatives who...
December 27, 2014 - 10:51pm
December 11, 2014
Byron York: Obama’s dangerous legacy for Democrats
Now that the 2014 elections are over and national politics is all about 2016, Democrats have good reason to worry that, for all his success at the polls, President Obama will leave his party with a toxic legacy. The Obama damage is two-fold. First, his success relied on a coalition...
December 11, 2014 - 11:52pm
November 27, 2014
Bryon York: Obama moves to cement his coalition
As things stand now, President Obama will leave the White House with two legacies. The first legacy is historic: Obama will always be the nation’s first black president. The second is policy: He is the creator of Obamacare, the national health care system Democrats had tried to...
November 27, 2014 - 11:25pm
October 18, 2014
Letter: President showing world we are not ‘Great Satan’
At the request of the sovereign country of Liberia, our president is following the teachings of Jesus by using our talented military to help relieve the suffering of the sick from the Ebola epidemic. While helping to protect us from the epidemic spreading to our country and globally,...
October 18, 2014 - 1:06am
October 17, 2014
Tom Purcell: Obama critics too late, not too little
I’m starting to feel bad for President Obama, if you want to know the truth. His poll numbers are so low — an IBD/TIPP poll indicates that 53 percent of adults in the United States now characterize Obama’s presidency as a “failure” — no Democrat candidates want to be...
October 17, 2014 - 12:30am
September 23, 2014
Rick Jensen: Obama’s war protesters?
Thank you for taking a minute from watching the omnipresent anti-war protests to read this column. Thousands of people from San Francisco to Long Island joined arm in arm, singing “Give Peace a Chance.” Passionate stirring of the masses with outrage that our President would...
September 23, 2014 - 11:17pm
September 20, 2014
Gene Lyons: Theater of war unavoidable
Maybe next time, they’ll award the Nobel Peace Prize at the end of a politician’s tenure rather than the beginning. There was always something mildly farcical about the Swedish committee recognizing President Obama’s lofty rhetoric in advance of real achievements. It’s like...
September 20, 2014 - 2:01am
September 17, 2014
Tom Purcell: Obama learns of Pearl Harbor
Dec. 7, 1941: An aide enters the Oval Office with grim news for President Barack Obama. “Mr. President, the Japanese have attacked Pearl Harbor! We have sustained severe damage to our naval and military forces. More than 2,400 Americans are dead.” “Ah, phooey. I had a tee...
September 17, 2014 - 11:54pm
September 5, 2014
Michael Reagan: Decide something, Mr. President
Time’s up, Mr. President. Your on-the-job-training as the leader of the Free World has been over for several years. I know it still comes as a shock to you that you’re the president of the United States. A lot of us feel the same way. But you really are the Prez. So take off...
September 5, 2014 - 11:50pm