President Obama and the 2nd Amendment – Just Be Honest, We Can Handle It

Doesn't it figure that President Obama shoots left-handed?! I'm really just kidding as I also shoot rifles and shotguns lefty (though pistols right-handed) and few serious people would accuse me of being a man of the left.  Moreover, I think the traditional left-right scale is fairly unhelpful (see here). But I do find the release of this photo by the White … Continue reading President Obama and the 2nd Amendment – Just Be Honest, We Can Handle It

Obamacare Upheld: Thank Goodness!

The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (don't call it "Obamacare"!) gives me a great sigh of relief. Although I was one of those who thought it well-nigh impossible to be overturned when the lawsuits were initially filed, over the last several months I began to think that there was actually a … Continue reading Obamacare Upheld: Thank Goodness!

Rare Sunday Evening Presidential Statement (UPDATE: Bin Laden Dead)

Supposedly on national security according to the HuffPost.  Ground war in Libya?  Qaddafi killed?  Bin Laden?  Or something far less dramatic? UPDATE, 10:48 PM EDT: New York Times reporting that Bin Laden has been killed.  If true, great news (though it won't end the war)! UPDATE, 11.11 PM EDT: Al Jazeera reports that US has … Continue reading Rare Sunday Evening Presidential Statement (UPDATE: Bin Laden Dead)

Shocking News: Government Beat By Jet Blue

President Obama recently complained about the technological backwardness of the White House.  According to news reports, he said: "The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff.  I'm like, c'mon guys, I'm the president of the United States.  Where's the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen … Continue reading Shocking News: Government Beat By Jet Blue

A College Degree in Every Pot

As one plank in his "winning the future" program, President Obama called recently for more Americans to get college degrees. People with college degrees, the President reminded us, make more money over their lifetimes than people who do not. That is true, but of course by itself it does not mean that the college degree … Continue reading A College Degree in Every Pot

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Presidential Management of Complex Issues

There is an interesting piece by Josh Gerstein (on Politico) regarding the Obama administration’s difficulties with DADT. According to Gerstein: Obama’s current predicament is a result of a collision between a go-slow White House strategy that deferred to Pentagon and military leaders on the pace of repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the progress of … Continue reading Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and Presidential Management of Complex Issues

The Learning Curve

There is an excellent piece by Peter Baker on President Obama for this Sunday’s NYT Magazine (advance copy here).   This tasty excerpt should be enough to whet your appetite: While proud of his record, Obama has already begun thinking about what went wrong — and what he needs to do to change course for the … Continue reading The Learning Curve