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The virtues of the American farmer as extolled by Paul Harvey in a commercial for Dodge trucks are the self-same virtues we look for in fathers – and for which there is no substitute when no father is around.
If it’s obvious that women can’t play in the NFL, it should be equally obvious that women shouldn’t serve in combat roles in the military. War is brutish work which is why, since the dawn of time, it has been done by men.
It was Thomas Jefferson that said, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”
One of the biggest drivers of America’s massive spending and debt problem is our inability to weigh the good intentions of programs that spend billions of dollars against the actual results that those programs produce.
posted on: Jan 3, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Republicans are in many ways replicating the experience of the Southwest Conference and its once prestigious Cotton Bowl game. Largely through fecklessness and self-inflicted injury, Republicans are forfeiting their standing as a governing party.
posted on: Dec 20, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
The Treasury Department announced to little fanfare that it will begin selling off the 26.5 percent stake in GM that was purchased with your money. You're going to take a bath.
posted on: Dec 13, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Conservatives believe in the sanctity of individual property rights. Liberals believe that those who are well off should be compelled to forfeit wealth for the greater good.
posted on: Dec 6, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
It is always a mistake to underestimate the problem-solving capacity of a robustly growing American economy. Yet Republicans argue with Democrats as if our current sluggish economy is the best we can do. It’s not.
posted on: Nov 29, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
With respect to the fiscal cliff, let the Democrats have what they want. They’re going to win anyway so give them their higher tax rates. Demand exactly nothing in return – save that they accept responsibility for the results.
posted on: Nov 15, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
If you're celebrating Obama's victory, be careful. You own President Obama and President Obama owns the economy and world events. Given the parlous state of both, prudence dictates that you keep your glee in check.
posted on: Nov 8, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
I have now voted in eleven presidential elections and my record is six and five, a half game above .500. Which is to say I have lost nearly as many presidential elections as I have won. So why am I so upset about losing this one?
posted on: Oct 18, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
At the Democratic National Convention, much was made of the president's successes in the Middle East. Exactly one week later, the real world intervened.
posted on: Oct 11, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
President Obama is trying to salvage something from an otherwise disastrous debate performance in Denver. That salvage operation has taken the form of going after Mitt Romney for going after Big Bird.
posted on: Oct 5, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
Obama’s lack of enthusiasm for the exchange with Romney was palpable. I think President Obama likes the title but now hates the job. What we saw in the first debate was the face of a man who dreads going to work.
posted on: Sep 27, 2012 | author: Paul Gleiser
I have a question for those wanting to renew President Obama’s contract. Why? What about the past four years do you wish to see continued for the next four years?