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It is increasingly clear that on the U.S. armed forces of which he is commander-in-chief, Obama has no clue whatsoever.
Tragic as the VA scandal has been for the veterans and their families who have suffered and in many cases died from the department’s bureaucratic intransigence, the episode is perhaps useful anyway.
Fifty years ago today, President Lyndon Johnson gave a speech at the University of Michigan in which he first proposed what he called the “Great Society.” So what of the Great Society on its 50th birthday? Sadly, there’s little to celebrate.
How many will die if the Department of Health & Human Services becomes to the U.S. general population what the Veterans Administration is to our military veterans?
posted on: May 8, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
If five years after graduating college your son or daughter is likely to be earning less than what a year of that college cost, you should be very concerned.
posted on: May 1, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
What if instead of Donald Sterling, it were you in his predicament? Don’t be quick to dismiss the possibility.
posted on: Apr 29, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
Governor Rick Perry had a bad night in 2012 during one of the countless Republican presidential debates. But he’s had a near perfect run as promoter-in-chief for the Lone Star State.
posted on: Apr 24, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
I’m thankful for Rolling Stone for making the never-ending task of coming up with material for these commentaries unbelievably easy.
posted on: Apr 17, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
Never in our lifetimes has the Dow Industrial Average been less reflective of the underlying economy than it is right now.
posted on: Apr 3, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
Seldom (as in up until now, never) do I agree with the National Labor Relations Board. But last week they got something right.
posted on: Mar 27, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
From the president on down, next to nobody in the executive branch of government has any executive experience. They know not. Yet they know not that they know not.
posted on: Mar 20, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
For all his failures as a candidate, it’s it is not terribly difficult for me to imagine Mitt Romney as a better president than Barack Obama.
posted on: Mar 13, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
Most wage and hour laws are now little more than anachronisms. The time of their necessity has long passed.
posted on: Mar 6, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
Unilateral force seems to be working quite well for Vladimir Putin. It appears that he believes that that force will remain unilateral.
posted on: Feb 27, 2014 | author: Paul Gleiser
Five years in to the Obama administration, the president has never proposed shrinking any part of the federal government -- except the clearly constitutional function of defending the peace.