Why We Love Chelsea Clinton?

The Chelsea Clinton wedding to Marc Mezvinsky this Saturday is heading toward the history books with a full head of steam.  Driven by America’s bi-partisan respect for this dignified, private presidential child, who has endured so much, and taking place only hours from the media capital of the world, this wedding will surely rank asContinue reading “Why We Love Chelsea Clinton?”

Obama’s and the Chelsea Clinton Wedding?

It’s still a possibility. According to a knowledgeable source with ties to the Clinton’s and Obama’s there has been no final decision on whether the President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama will be at the marriage ceremony or reception of the upcoming Chelsea Clinton wedding.   According to this source, while the public isContinue reading “Obama’s and the Chelsea Clinton Wedding?”

Obama: Right speech, wrong time?

The only thing that history will remember about President Barack Obama’s speech to the nation tonight is the date.  Obama has called the oil spill his 9-11.  If so he is offering the nation too little, too late.  The oil spill happened on April 20, 2010.  He finally got around to addressing the nation onContinue reading “Obama: Right speech, wrong time?”

Presidents and the politics of endless wars

Shortly after the 1980 election I interviewed former president Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn. At one point in the conversation, Mrs. Carter stood up and walked around the room. “If Jimmy had bombed Tehran,” she said, “He would still be president.” She was right of course. And somewhere soon after presidents learned that nothingContinue reading “Presidents and the politics of endless wars”

Obama meets Arizona Governor tomorrow.

The national news media is quite impressed with tomorrow’s White House meeting between President Barack Obama and Arizona governor, Jan Brewer.  A reporter called to ask me about the history of such meetings and if Brewer will be intimidated by the visit, bullied, as Alabama Governor George Wallace had been by President Lyndon Johnson inContinue reading “Obama meets Arizona Governor tomorrow.”

Gays battle over quality of Kagan nomination: Evangelical Christians shut out again.

Pundits are in an uproar probing Ms. Kagan’s sexual orientation, with some gay activists depressed that whatever her private life may be, it is still private and thus Obama failed to appoint an openly gay nominee such as Kathleen Sullivan or Pam Karlan.  But while some Gay and Lesbian activists bemoan the “quality” of thisContinue reading “Gays battle over quality of Kagan nomination: Evangelical Christians shut out again.”

Goodbye Obama, Hello Ron Paul

“Control the coinage and the courts, the rabble can have the rest.” – The Princess Irulan in Frank Herbert’s Dune. Last week was a good week for the so-called “constitutional wing” of the Republican Party, those indomitable Ron Paul people.  Okay, sure, the next presidential election is a long way off but a recent snapshotContinue reading “Goodbye Obama, Hello Ron Paul”

Midnight in the White House: How we got screwed on the health care plan

By Doug Wead Even while a Sunday Rasmussen poll showed that the American people opposed Obama and the Democrats Health Care Plan by a 54-41 majority, the national news media trumpeted its passage with glowing language. USA Today made the effort sound Quixotic referring to the “Democrats’ improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage.”Continue reading “Midnight in the White House: How we got screwed on the health care plan”

Senator Al Franken: Champion of victims right?

Senator Al Franken: Champion of victims rights? So guess which Senator has made a stand for the rights of victims of crime?  And not just the victims of crime but women or men who have been sexually assaulted?  The sort of crimes that hypocritical liberal Democrats have tended to overlook in recent years.  The sortContinue reading “Senator Al Franken: Champion of victims right?”

Can Obama Pull a Reagan Out of the Hat?

By Doug Wead As President Barack Obama stands to deliver his Sate of the Union address he will be the most unpopular one year president since, well, since, Ronald Reagan.  That’s right.  Perhaps the greatest president of our lifetime was very unpopular after one year. In the midterm elections, the Reagan Revolution was spurned, theContinue reading “Can Obama Pull a Reagan Out of the Hat?”