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No president can be president without the trust of the American people. Just ask Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon.
With as much power over our lives as is now vested in the federal government, the virtue of its leaders and functionaries becomes a concern of much greater magnitude.
Does it matter, if you’re doing nothing wrong, that the government is collecting your emails, your Tweets, your Facebook posts and monitoring you web browsing?
Get a letter from GEICO and you most likely throw it away. But get a letter from the IRS and the room spins.
posted on: Jun 4, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Republican Texas governor Rick Perry is good for Illinois despite what Democratic Senator Dick Durbin might think.
posted on: May 30, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
The fourth branch of government consists of about 50 federal agencies under various cabinet-level departments that have over time accumulated astonishing autonomy to write and enforce rules and regulations.
posted on: May 28, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
If today's GOP has no room for Ronald Reagan, today's Democratic Party has no room for John Kennedy, Daniel Patrick Moynihan or Joe Lieberman.
posted on: May 24, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Some people believe that the trifecta of scandals now engulfing the White House affords an opportunity to impeach President Obama. Those people are...
posted on: May 23, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
I believe in the sovereignty of the individual. Therefore I believe in personal responsibility. I believe in the duty of self help and in the freedom that flows from self-reliance.
posted on: May 16, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
From this day forward, ‘IRS scandal’ will be useful shorthand for conservatives making their arguments against an ever-expanding government.
posted on: May 14, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
As government grows it becomes at once less competent and more malfeasant – a belief that has been again recently confirmed.
posted on: May 9, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
If you centralized pencil making on Capitol Hill, pencils would be of one-tenth the quality at ten times the price – and the only way people would buy them is if the government used its police powers to force them to.
posted on: May 7, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Tomorrow, (05/08) Gregory Hicks, the former number two man at the American embassy in Libya, is scheduled to testify before Congress. The topic: the attacks of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya.
posted on: May 2, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
The enactment of Obamacare is the single biggest accomplishment of the Obama administration. That accomplishment is looking more and more like a first term victory that will haunt the president relentlessly in his second term.
posted on: Apr 25, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Since President Obama was on hand for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, a little comparison seems inevitable. The comparison rather favors President Bush.