Toughen Up, Buttercup
When I started this piece it was meant to be a full-throated endorsement of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) for president. I believe he is at this moment the best candidate for Republicans to go forward with, given his record as governor and the fact that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win the Democratic nomination at this time. But instead I am writing this as a message to Gov. Walker. You need to toughen up and stand up to a little criticism from Republican circles and the (at times) frustrating outrage treadmill.
The Narcissism of Appeasement
We, as Americans, have continued to view the foreign policy engagements of President Obama as muddled, befuddled, inept, even Chamberlain-esque. However, we have been wrong in our assessment because we continue to view his choices and decisions through the wrong lens.
Buycott Dolce & Gabbana
Well, most people reading this can’t afford Dolce & Gabbana, and neither can I; but if I could, I would buy something from their online store. Why? Because they had the audacity to express an opinion that goes against the LG BT community.
Poverty v. Amnesty
As the Obama administration touts the imagined ‘economic recovery’ and champions the lowest official unemployment rate in seven years, take a look at what’s happening just below the surface. The unemployment rate for blacks is more than double the national average, black youth unemployment is over four times as bad as the national rate, young adults are slipping out of the official Labor Participation Rate (and thus, unemployment statistics) in large numbers, and the US added almost 17 million new residents (not from an increase in the birth rate) in the same time period.