Obama in the headlights

In the first couple of weeks after John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his VEEP, he led Obama in the polls. For the first time, Obama wasn’t feeling so cocky. When someone asked him if Palin didn’t have more executive experience than he, he sputtered out...

McCain spits in Putin’s eye

…with a column in the online version of Pravda. Russians Deserve Better than Vladimir Putin by Senator John McCain When Pravda.ru editor, Dmitry Sudakov, offered to publish my commentary, he referred to me as “an active anti-Russian politician for many...

the vita myth

Most of my liberal friends scorn “Big Pharma” for making profits. (More accurately, they scorn drug companies because they don’t give them drugs for cheap — the sense of entitlement runs deep in Boomers.) These same people think nothing of...

this messiah brooks no contradiction

Politico In a fiery speech Thursday night before House Democrats, Obama rejected the GOP’s characterization that the stimulus package was merely another spending bill. “What do you think a stimulus is? That’s the whole point. No, seriously, that’s the...

hoist with his own petard

John McCain’s biggest career blunder was co-authoring McCain-Feingold, a clumsy attempt to keep $$$ out of politics that stomped on the First Amendment. Obama broke his word on accepting public financing, then went on to break fundraising records while, most...