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What do we think of Dubya now?

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.

What do we think of Dubya now?
posted on: Apr 25, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Emotion over reason.

Since the horror of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, proponents of strict gun control laws have been appealing to raw emotion at the expense of logic and common sense.

Emotion over reason.
posted on: Apr 18, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Golfing over governing.

More than two months late, the president has at last complied with the law and submitted a budget. It is, as we have come to expect, an ideological document that is untethered entirely from actual governing.

Golfing over governing.
posted on: Apr 12, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Casino gambling in Texas is a bad bet.

There is a proposed amendment to the Texas constitution floating around that, if approved by voters, would not only permit casino gambling in Texas, would serve to make the State of Texas the dealer.

Casino gambling in Texas is a bad bet.
posted on: Apr 4, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser
The unaffordable Affordable Care Act.

The unaffordable Affordable Care Act.

posted on: Mar 28, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

The Congressional Budget Office has revised the cost estimate of Obamacare upward, by close to 100 percent. So much for not adding a dime to the deficit as President Obama promised.

The Supreme issue of marriage.

The Supreme issue of marriage.

posted on: Mar 26, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

The truth be told, marriage today is at its core a financial arrangement and for most people a temporary one.

The petty tyranny of big government.

The petty tyranny of big government.

posted on: Mar 21, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

The prominent positioning of the words “We the People” on my passport formed an almost unbearable irony as I clutched it while waiting to clear customs at New York’s JFK airport last Sunday.

Where is the leadership?

Where is the leadership?

posted on: Mar 1, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Whenever there is chaos it is appropriate to look to the guy at the top. In this case, that guy is Barack Obama. Above all, it is the president’s job to lead and Barack Obama is choosing not to.

Government is not a family.

Government is not a family.

posted on: Feb 21, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Since government has proved willing to substantially replace many of the things that mothers at one time counted on a man to provide, there is less incentive for women to weed out the men that won’t meet that responsibility.

Minimum wage: here we go again.

Minimum wage: here we go again.

posted on: Feb 14, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

Minimum wage is a Democrat favorite that adheres to the maxim that the more wrong an idea is, the more that Democrats will cling to it.

Of farmers and fathers.

Of farmers and fathers.

posted on: Feb 7, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

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.

A truly terrible idea.

A truly terrible idea.

posted on: Jan 24, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

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.

Freedom vs. safety.

Freedom vs. safety.

posted on: Jan 17, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

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.”

The road to insolvency is paved with good intentions.

The road to insolvency is paved with good intentions.

posted on: Jan 10, 2013 | author: Paul Gleiser

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.

Lose big enough and one day you won’t matter at all.

Lose big enough and one day you won’t matter at all.

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.

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