06/17/13 06:55 PM
The American people, chastened by the long Iraq entanglement, oppose another intervention, but the lesson has been lost of the leadership class A "red line" has been crossed, deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told the media last week: U.S. intelligence has determined with "high...
By Gene Healy | 06/10/13 04:15 PM
As a Senate candidate in 2003, Barack Obama called the PATRIOT Act "shoddy and dangerous." Once safely in power, Obama started demonstrating his remarkable capacity for "growing in office" -- expanding federal powers while piously moralizing about their potential abuse. As a senator, he voted...
By Gene Healy | 06/03/13 04:15 PM
"Hey, don't look at me -- I'm just the president!" That's the common thread in President Obama's response to his recent scandal eruptions, from IRS harassment of Tea Partiers to his Justice Department's spying on AP reporters. Like everybody else, Obama learns about these things via cable news,...
By Gene Healy | 05/20/13 05:00 PM
You may be appalled about IRS inquisitions for Tea Party groups and dragnet subpoenas for investigative reporters, but what's really outrageous, according to some commentators, is that a couple of Republicans recently dared to use the "I-word" -- "impeachment."
By Gene Healy | 05/13/13 04:30 PM
President Obama has a sharp comedic delivery for a politician, but sometimes you wish he'd joke a little less about abuses of federal power. He, er, slayed them in the aisles at the 2010 White House Correspondents' Dinner, warning the Jonas Brothers to steer clear of his daughters: "Two words...
By Gene Healy | 05/06/13 04:35 PM
There's a specter haunting America's youth, President Obama warned in his commencement address to Ohio State University graduates Sunday -- the specter of "cynicism." In Obama's account, sinister (but unnamed) "voices" have been busily corrupting the once-idealistic Generation Y with a siren...
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