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The president’s objective on Tuesday was to make the case for using military force in response to those chemical weapon attacks and toward that goal, he accomplished nothing.
Forces for good in the world – the United States, Britain, France, NATO – are losing power and influence. The forces for evil – al-Qaeda, Russia, Iran – are gaining power and influence.
For the first time since Lord North in 1782, the British House of Commons has denied a prime minister the authority to enter a war. That it is a "war" proposed by Barack Obama of the United States is testament to how far the U.S. has fallen.
If you had to point to a single moment in which it began to become possible for a black man to be elected President of the United States, you would have to say it was in the afternoon of August 28, 1963.
posted on: Aug 22, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
It goes almost without saying that if three white adolescents killed a young black man and cited “boredom” and “the fun of it” as justification, the outcry from the media, left-leaning pundits and the professional race industry would be deafening.
posted on: Aug 20, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
If you constrain a young boy’s natural aggressiveness too tightly, you risk robbing him of the tools necessary to become a confident, self-sufficient and successful man.
posted on: Aug 6, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Looking at the controversy surrounding Tyler-native Johnny Manziel from the perspective of the thousands of Johnny Manziels that play big-time college football.
posted on: Aug 1, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Just as M*A*S*H was once fresh and original but is today tired and worn out, so too are President Obama’s speeches.
posted on: Jul 30, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
For the first time in U.S. history, two metro areas from the same state moved into the top five in terms of population rank according to the Census Bureau. Guess which state.
posted on: Jul 25, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
I interviewed Teamsters boss Jim Hoffa at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte last year. I disagreed with very nearly every word that came out of his mouth. So you know there has been a dramatic shift when I find myself suddenly agreeing with him.
posted on: Jul 17, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
The food stamp program has gone from an emergency program designed to meet exigent need into a program in which just about anyone can enroll at his or her individual option.
posted on: Jul 11, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
Your iPhone is a real-world exhibit on the futility of big-government as embodied in Obamacare.
posted on: Jul 9, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
By all that’s right and holy in politics, Rick Perry has earned the right to run for president. But we all need him to think long and hard before he does.
posted on: Jul 2, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
If Texas were a separate nation, it would be the 12th largest oil producing nation in the world, only slightly behind Venezuela and Kuwait. In just two and half years, Texas oil production has doubled and Texas is now on a pace to produce more oil than it did in the peak years of the 1970s.
posted on: Jun 27, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
State Senator Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) succeeded in her effort to kill a measure that would have made it illegal in Texas to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks.