Posts Tagged ‘Barack Obama’

The Presidential Claim to Ignorance: Is it Ever Valid?

“President Obama’s ‘I don’t know’ Strategy – and its Limits” So declares the title of an article that echoes the general frustration that “‘I don’t know’ has become a regular refrain for this White House.” Should we criticize the president for his “not knowing” or validate...
November 12th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

Government Shutdowns: Moments of Insanity?

We should stop criticizing government shutdowns and start thinking about what the shutdowns tell us. Our government inflicts us with pain all the time.  The recent government shutdown is the most accessible example of such pain.  This kind of discomfort is so repulsive because it happens without our...
October 18th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

Weekly Roundup

UPDATE:  In case you missed it, Vladimir Putin recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he offers counsel to the United States.  Yesterday “President Obama” responded with his own op-ed for the Huffington Post.  *** Katelyn Beaty writes at Christianity Today about our...
September 13th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

Apparently, pornography is the new normal. Iceland brought the idea to our attention earlier this year, but now the UK is forcing us all to ask questions about liberty, personal freedom, and harmful dispositions of the soul. Fred Sanders argues at Christianity Today that anyone who suggests that the...
August 9th, 2013 | Links | Read More

The State Of Our Union Is…Confused.

President Obama’s State of the Union address was nothing new.  As all politicians do, he called attention to a few high points of the past year, but primarily focused on the future, laying out a fresh list of promises that few people truly believe he can make good on. The President took aim...
February 14th, 2013 | Abortion, Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Democrats, Economy, Politics, Republicans | Read More

Liberty, Gun Laws, and Violence in the Media

A few days ago, I went to a local gun range with my brother to celebrate his birthday. We’d been shooting before, but hadn’t been in awhile. An experience entirely for sport, we fired a pistol, a rifle, and a shotgun. We had a blast, pun fully intended. But when we got driving home, we got...
January 17th, 2013 | Politics, Religion | Read More

America: Hope Of The Earth?

During election season you can count on candidates to vie for the “loves America most” moniker.  Being perceived as down on America, at home or abroad, is a path to a lost election.  We saw this in 2004, when the release of John Kerry’s testimony on the supposed atrocities committed by his fellow...
October 25th, 2012 | Culture, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Religion | Read More

Mitt Romney: Lesser Of Two Evils?

Since the Republican Presidential primaries I have heard many conservatives threatening to withhold their vote from Mitt Romney in the November election, either because he is not conservative enough or simply because he is not Ron Paul.  Such sentiments are typically based upon principle alone, or...
August 23rd, 2012 | Libertarians, On Conservatism, Politics, Republicans | Read More

Tea Party Democrats

Rasmussen announced yesterday that Americans agree with the tenets of the Tea Party movement more than with President Obama “on most major issues” by 48%-44%.  Additionally, The Hill reports that 40% of Tea Partiers identify themselves as Democrats or Independents. This is hardly surprising in the...
April 6th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Democrats, Politics, Republicans | Read More

Proposal: The Ensured Family Health and Disease Prevention Act

President Obama: Finally we have a President that wants to actually protect wellness of citizens and immigrants. I am pleased to see your progress towards nationalized health care despite harsh criticism. Much of this criticism noticeably concerns money. What kind of person would put money above life? You...
June 29th, 2009 | Domestic Policy, Outtakes, Politics | Read More