Which Recent President Would Handle The Coronavirus Crisis Best?

The current fight against COVID-19 favors a president who is quick to decide, willing to let businesses help out, friendly with the media, and motivated by a deep desire to handle the crisis right. Of the seven most recent presidents, none had everything going for them, but two had three of the four needed traits: DonaldContinue reading “Which Recent President Would Handle The Coronavirus Crisis Best?”

Donald Trump loves this female Judge

Here’s one judge that Donald Trump loves. Federal Judge, Maryanne Barry, his older sister. Judge Barry, is a Senior United States Circuit Judge of the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She was first appointed to the federal bench during the Reagan administration. The Clinton administration promoted her again. In 2004, she was presentedContinue reading “Donald Trump loves this female Judge”

Jimmy Carter: He never told a lie

Jimmy Carter held a press conference today, announcing details on his growing battle with cancer. “I will never lie to you,” Jimmy Carter said back in 1976.  And so far, he never has. The dignity, humility and integrity of Jimmy Carter is best illustrated by what he hasn’t done. Unlike presidents who followed him heContinue reading “Jimmy Carter: He never told a lie”

Syria – What would Reagan do?

“The president does not have the authority, under the Constitution, to unilaterally authorize a military attack, unless there is a direct threat against this nation.” – Senator Barack Obama, 2007   The word is that the regime of Bashar al-Assad has used chemical weapons against its own people.  Reportedly 1,500 have died, including 400 children.Continue reading “Syria – What would Reagan do?”

Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!

There has been more than one casualty in America’s successful raid into Pakistan to get Osama Bin Laden.  Republican chances to take back the White House are equally dead.  At least for the moment. It is hard to think of anything that can happen on the world stage, or in the American economy, that couldContinue reading “Osama is dead, Obama’s re-election is alive!”

Will Obama be a Clinton or a Carter?

Both Democrats presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton experienced voter corrections in their second year in office.  But the two reacted differently.   Clinton moderated his policies, worked with a Republican congress and was re-elected.  Jimmy Carter stuck to his guns and was defeated.  So which template will it be for Barack Obama?  Clinton or Carter?Continue reading “Will Obama be a Clinton or a Carter?”

Presidents’ Vacations

Presidents’ vacations. There is an uproar over President Obama’s vacation.  And once again the charge is hypocrisy.   He is a president who champions public schools for the masses, while sending his own daughters to private schools.  And in this case, a president who urges us to visit the beaches of the devastated Gulf while heContinue reading “Presidents’ Vacations”

Caroline Kennedy in the Senate? An historic perspective

  I am getting a ton of calls from journalists wanting some historical context for Caroline Kennedy’s likely appointment to the U. S. Senate.   Even one of the presidential historian – talking heads has checked in, asking for example, if there have been other children of presidents who have served in the Senate.  “Just AdamsContinue reading “Caroline Kennedy in the Senate? An historic perspective”

Can McCain still win with a crashing stock market?

Can McCain win in spite of the stock market crash? Presidential elections are as complicated and nuanced as the stock market so trying to tie the two together is sometimes elusive.  There is so much data and so many variables that one can almost prove any bias.  There is one thing clear.  Most markets areContinue reading “Can McCain still win with a crashing stock market?”

Has Sarah Palin spoken in tongues?

Has Sarah Palin Spoken in Tongues?   Last night a CNN reporter asked that question of Palin’s former pastor.  Because of my work as religious liaison in past presidential campaigns, I have been inundated with calls from the media asking about Sarah Palin’s church, the Assemblies of God, their doctrine and what this will mean. Continue reading “Has Sarah Palin spoken in tongues?”