During his meteoric rise to the White House, President Obama was touted as a pragmatist -- one who overcomes ideology, transcends partisanship, and focuses on the practical and doable. The stunning repudiation of the president’s leadership on Nov. 4 exhibits the poverty of his brand of pragmatism.
Among their many aspirations for his presidency, Barack Obama’s admirers nurse a persistent hope that he might be able to end the culture wars...
It is estimated that currently there are between 7 and 10 million illegal immigrants in this country. Meanwhile the Border Patrol has grown from a staff of 2,000 and a $100 million budget 30 years ago to 11,000 men and women and a $9 billion budget today. Clearly, our attempts to control illegal immigration have not been working. But what should we do instead? President Bush has proposed a new immigration plan that would turn illegal immigrants already here into legal temporary workers. Is his plan an acknowledgment that our economy needs cheap immigrant labor and that we simply can't control our borders any longer? Or is his plan the entirely wrong way to address the immigration problem?
In this episode of Uncommon Knowledge, Peter sits down with Senator Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, to examine the many issues facing the nation today.
The President should take a page from Francois Mitterand. . . .
Greece this past weekend saw the worst rioting since the debt crisis began. . . .
Don't thank Republicans, business leaders or the media for saving the U.S. . . .
Paul Rahe, a professor at Hillsdale College, believes the country is going to hell in a hand basket. . . .
President Obama, the press, all the Democrats and a fair number of the Republicans in Congress share the same assumption about health care...
Senator Rob Portman on passing legislation to get the economy going and the United States back on track.
Ideas to reform health care, elections, politicians, society, and the family with Avik Roy and John Podhoretz.
What does the Constitution allow in terms of executive power and impeachment proceedings?