Tagged: President Obama

Natural Born? Not Ted Cruz

Natural Born? Not Ted Cruz

Looking at Ted Cruz (at right), I find it hard to believe he is a “natural-born” anything. He makes me want to believe those conspiracy theories about aliens infiltrating the human race with sinister...

An Empty Gesture

An Empty Gesture

  By nominating Merrick Garland to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia, President Obama put Republicans on the spot politically but missed an opportunity to fire up the Democratic base going into November’s general election....

A Tale of Two Worlds

A Tale of Two Worlds

While Canada’s prime minister was being feted in Washington, the Republican presidential finalists were butting heads in Miami.  The contrast was staggering. Justin Trudeau and Barack Obama (photo above) are obviously birds of a feather,...

Darkness or Light?

Darkness or Light?

If anyone has the resources – and the interest – to figure out what’s ahead for mankind, it’s probably Bill Gates (at right). And he suggests the world might not be doomed after all....

Choosing a New Justice

Choosing a New Justice

Everybody is second-guessing President Obama about his choice for Justice Antonin Scalia’s replacement. And he hasn’t even hinted at what that choice will be. Will he send a “progressive” to the Senate for confirmation,...

When Good Sense Prevails

When Good Sense Prevails

  The President’s State of the Union speech was a humdinger, resounding oratory with a core of reasonableness and perceptiveness. But to me, the most compelling argument for his policies transpired behind the scenes,...

What’s at Stake

What’s at Stake

  You might find it difficult to sort out just what’s at stake in this year’s US general election. The media are distracted by side issues – Donald Trump’s hair versus Bernie Sanders’ hair for instance....

The Obama Legacy

The Obama Legacy

  I suppose it’s flattering that President Obama is being blamed for failing to prevent the Saudis from beheading that Iranian cleric. The accusation seems to presuppose some kind of supernatural power. President Obama tries, he really tries, to...

Playing to the Penny Section

Playing to the Penny Section

  You’ve probably never heard it but there’s a song called “Rudie Don’t Care.” I heard it in a Jamaican documentary a while back. It’s one of a whole genre of reggae music celebrating...