~ Why Obama

If you are wondering why President Obama’s “fixes” for solving healthcare, unemployment, the housing foreclosure crisis and now the debt ceiling "crisis' have only managed to continue the downward spiral for the American people? If, since 2009, you've wondered why President Obama has been such an inept negotiator for the American people? Why his … [Read more...]

Savvy Bankers? Free-Markets? Populist President?


Here is what Americans in 1933 heard from their populist President during FDR's Fireside Chat on the Banking System: Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment… Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men… This nation is asking for … [Read more...]

Words to Stir a Nation (And a President?)


In a strange confluence, between doing a book feature on The True Patriot last week and research for an upcoming book feature on The Elements of Journalism, I came across a quote on presidential criticism by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is one he made in 1918, during WWI and after he left office. The quote launched me on a journey to share more … [Read more...]

Suggestions for the President

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Personally, I’m just a little frustrated that we, the American people, are not being enlisted as builders of our own future. It’s as if we are the fourth leg on that three-legged stool everyone keeps trying to construct. Only we're the leg that got thrown out with the packaging materials and the instructions! Waiting Americans by Linda … [Read more...]