This Friday is “Earth Day” and by all indications the Obama administration intends to celebrate it by traveling to the United Nations in New York and signing the Paris Agreement on climate change. Despite the pomp and circumstance of a U.N. Headquarters signing ceremony, President Obama claims that the Paris Agreement is not a treaty. Since he claims it is not a treaty,…
President Barack Obama’s speech in Cuba last week is one of the best he’s made in his seven years in office. Unfortunately, he’s got a terrible record of following through on his words.
I don’t think Obama should have gone to Cuba. The U.S. has nothing to gain from an opening to the Castro regime: this isn’t Nixon’s trip to China at the height of the Cold War.
It’s been over a year since the United States “normalized” relations with Cuba, making concessions that, supposedly, would encourage the island nation to become freer and more open. In light of President Obama’s visit, however, it’s clear that this policy has proven to be a failure.
You would think that only by making concrete improvements in the lives of ordinary Cubans…
President Obama is no supporter of Brexit. Just as David Cameron is warning of grave consequences for Britain if it leaves the European Union – floods of migrants crossing the English Channel, economic isolation, heightened terrorism risks – the American president has told the British people that Brexit is against US interests and will weaken the transatlantic alliance.…
Dakota Wood is The Heritage Foundation's senior research fellow for defense programs. Wood, who spent two decades in the U.S. Marine Corps, spoke to the Trib regarding the Pentagon recently ordering commanders to prioritize climate change in military actions.
Q: What prompted this directive?
A: It's important to keep in mind that senior civilian officials are political…
Someone should remind President Obama and Juan Williams what the Constitution actually says about confirming nominees. They seem unaware of how the process works. They also appear ignorant of the facts regarding the many judicial nominees the president has had confirmed over the past seven years.
First of all, the claim by Juan Williams that race “has something to do”…
In the continuing saga — going back almost seven years now — of Team Obama’s quest to end the “Cold War” with Cuba, the White House trumpeted last week that the president is heading for Havana next month.
Just another bad idea whose time has come, I guess.
Obama will be the first U.S. president to go to Cuba since Calvin Coolidge in 1928 — and with the trip coming in…
Bernie Sanders says this is an economy that has been rigged with only the gains of the last decade going to the richest one percent. Hillary Clinton admits the middle class is falling behind.
In fact, about the only person in America who is happy with the economy is Obama himself.
Every new statistic documents what American voters keep saying: they are sick of slow…
Earlier this week, President Obama announced plans to visit Cuba in March. Logically—and more importantly—strategically, the visit makes no sense.
Mr. Obama and General Raul Castro have already met. Their famous handshake occurred last year, at the Summit of the Americas.
Today, a little over year after the president’s radical shift in Cuba policy, conditions have…
Several well-funded organizations — including the League of Women Voters and the NAACP — are fighting efforts to prevent non-citizens from voting illegally in the upcoming presidential election. And the United States Department of Justice, under the direction of Attorney General Loretta Lynch, is helping them. On February 12, these groups filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal…
The big fall off your chair moment during President Obama’s State of the Union address came when he proclaimed:
“We’ve cut our imports of foreign oil by nearly sixty percent, and cut carbon pollution more than any other country on Earth. Gas under two bucks a gallon ain’t bad, either.”
Sure, Mr. President. Take a bow for the smashing success of the very domestic oil and…
President Obama made many reassuring remarks in last night’s State of the Union address. For example, he reminded the nation that he had assembled a coalition of over 60 countries to “stop the flow of terrorist fighters.”
What he left out was that this coalition is weak and ineffective. It has completely failed to thwart one of the most powerful forces fueling…
Listening to President Obama’s State of the Union speech this week, I couldn’t help but feel that he dealt with foreign policy and national security issues like the cop who doesn’t want a bunch of “rubberneckers” at an accident or crime scene.
“Move along now folks … nothing to see here.”
But, in fact, there’s plenty to see here and we, as the American people, aren’t…
After the San Bernardino terror attack, it’s getting awfully hard for anyone to argue that President Obama is fully on top of what may turn out to be this century’s epic struggle — the fight against violent Islamist extremism.
Like many Americans, I found it painful to listen to the president’s Oval Office speech on Sunday calling on us to stay his chosen course in…
Yes, Mr. President, it was "an act of terrorism."
The Obama administration has been so ineffective in reacting to the threat from the Islamic State (also called ISIS and ISIL) that hearing the president use that phrase to describe the San Bernardino attack felt like a real breakthrough.
Unfortunately for a nation anxious to avoid becoming home to the next…
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