By Noemie Emery | 11/26/13 01:33 PM
President Obama is concerned these days with the "young invincibles," the 20-somethings he needs now to buy into his program, but who probably won't because they feel (you guessed it) invincible and think they will stay so for quite a long time. But it takes one to know one, as the irony is...
By Noemie Emery | 11/19/13 06:15 PM
Four of the 44 men who have thus far been president have been shot to death while in office. Two, James A. Garfield and William McKinley, did not make an impression, and are largely forgotten. Two others, John F. Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln, did, and are not. Shot on Good Friday, Lincoln, of...
By Noemie Emery | 11/12/13 01:57 PM
President Obama was a sorry sight on the evening of Nov. 7, trying to bond with his fellow Americans in their disgust at the rollout of his unique and much-treasured gift to the people, and he has much to be sorry about.
By Noemie Emery | 11/05/13 04:53 PM
Some on the Left have been noting with pleasure that advocates on the Right have now dropped calls to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, whose affordable nature is called into question and whose protection most patients attempt to avoid.
By Noemie Emery | 10/28/13 07:30 PM
Parties now and again face troubled times when they go down in the flames of infighting or overreach, subside and recoup while the other takes over, and then they return with new strength. But what happens if they both manage to blow up at once, when neither seems willing or able to govern and...
By Noemie Emery | 10/22/13 12:37 PM
Convulsion in the Republican Party may not be quite what it seems. It isn't a war between the grass roots and the establishment, between the conservative and the moderate factions, or the new and the old.
By Noemie Emery | 10/14/13 12:16 PM
Every so often, one has to hit a mule with a two-by-four to get its attention, which is pretty much what happened Oct. 10, 2013, when polls by Gallup and the Wall Street Journal/NBC News made clear what nearly everyone seemed to sense had been happening, which was that Sen. Ted Cruz and his...
By Noemie Emery | 10/07/13 09:53 AM
Do not be fooled by the wars within the Republican Party, which may not be quite what you think. They are not between the right and the center, between the right and the far right, or between the Tea Party and the establishment. This split is on temperament, not ideology.
By Noemie Emery | 10/01/13 12:05 PM
Three and a half years after it was signed, sealed and delivered, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act remains the undead; not interred, not thriving, but fought over on numerous fronts. This enrages the left, which calls the case settled, and says it has facts on its side: The act...
By Noemie Emery | 09/23/13 05:53 PM
President Obama and Sen. Ted Cruz have some things in common, including stunning ascents to political stardom, exotic and mixed ethnic backgrounds that give additional resonance, complex starts in life that give rise to birther/conspiracy theories, and reputations for brilliance that do not seem...
By Noemie Emery | 09/16/13 06:08 PM
Sometime around two-thirds through his fifth year in office, President Obama stopped having fun. It was fun running for president, it was fun winning, it was fun winning again.
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