Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Robert Samuelson: The Consequences of Big Government

Monday, July 13th, 2009


The question that President Obama ought to be asking — that we all should be asking — is this: How big a government do we want? Without anyone much noticing, our national government is on the verge of a permanent expansion that would endure long after the present economic crisis has (presumably) passed and that would exceed anything ever experienced in peacetime. This expansion may not be good for us, but we are not contemplating the adverse consequences or how we might minimize them.

Washington Times: George W. Bush defends private health care, tough interrogations

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Washington Times:

ERIE, Pa.| Former President George W. Bush fired a salvo at President Obama on Wednesday, asserting his administration’s interrogation policies were within the law, declaring the private sector not government will fix the economy and rejecting the nationalization of health care. (more…)

Video: Reagan decades ago on radio, warning against Socialized Medicine

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Club for Growth:

With President Obama firmly intent on implementing government-run health care in our country, it’s wise to remember the words of Ronald Reagan.

Rasmussen: 83% Now Say More U.S. Troops Likely in Afghanistan

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009


Voters for now rule out the idea of negotiating directly with the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban in Afghanistan and feel more strongly that President Obama will have to send more U.S. troops there. (more…)

Berkeley law professor Gordon Silverstein: ‘Why Obama should appoint a politician to the Supreme Court’

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

New Republic:

When President Obama announced Supreme Court Justice Souter’s decision to retire, he said he would prefer a candidate who understands that justice “is also about how our laws affect the daily realities of people’s lives.” This is not the description of most law professors that I know (and I know quite a few). Nor is this the description of anyone who has spent their entire career as a lawyer or judge. In fact, the type of person who is most likely to have this kind of first-hand experience is an elected official–an effective and dedicated politician.