To Abandon Racism is to Abandon Control

July 29, 2009 | Politics

Democrat Party leaders have — for decades — used charges of racism both to cow liberals and to create uncertainty within the minority communities. It’s the old-style politics of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.

But Barack Obama was supposed to be our first “post-racial” president: above racial politics, a calmer influence that would move America — finally — past the “divisive era” of George W. Bush. Read more…

Obama: The Anti-Reagan

July 13, 2009 | Politics

Among the 43 men who held the office of president before Barack Obama, the late Ronald Reagan stands out as one of few who defended America and her interests regardless of the political costs.

It was Reagan who told us that we were exceptional because our nation was exceptional. It was he who pulled us from the mire of the Carter years by reminding us we had a rendezvous with destiny and an obligation to be a shining city on a hill. And it was he who won the Cold War through an approach combining diplomacy with the willingness to employ guns and bombers when pens and papers weren’t enough. Read more…