Emmett Tyrrell, WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will leave office after eight years of strutting even while sitting down, preening even while standing up, swanking while playing 18 holes. Yet he remains the first president in American history to cast no shadow. President Jimmy Carter cast a pale and minuscule shadow. President Lyndon Johnson cast
Victor Davis Hanson, In his 2016 State of the Union address, President Obama summarized his achievements. That same night, the White House issued a press release touting Obama’s accomplishments. Now that he will be leaving, how well did these initiatives listed in the press release actually work out? “Securing the historic Paris climate agreement.” The
Edmund Kozak, Economy shows signs of new life post-election but workforce slide continues. President Obama is on course to end his presidency with a near-historic number of Americans out of the workforce. The labor force participation rate decreased in November from 62.8 percent to 62.7 percent, according to the latest government jobs report, released Friday.
As the first African-American US president, Barack Obama assumed office in January 2009 amid public euphoria and high expectations of greater racial harmony and reduced gun violence at home and a more stable and peaceful international order. The mood was best encapsulated by his electrifying slogan: Yes, we can. But nearly eight years later a
The violent riots that broke out in Charlotte after a black police officer shot and killed a black man fall into a line of similar race-related riots that mark President Barack Obama’s legacy. Under Obama, the number of both white and black Americans who believe race relations are good has declined, and a July Rasmussen poll found 60
Ugly scenes emerged from Wednesday night’s rioting in Charlotte, including Twitter video of a white man being beaten and dragged by a mob, and the brother of the black man whose death in a police shooting touched off protests telling media that all white people are “devils.” Charlotte officials appealed for calm on Thursday, two
James Setterlund, Through the first two weeks of June, Americans entering the workforce or saving for retirement were dealt back-to-back blows from President Obama’s economic policies. The slow job growth that many had long anticipated was confirmed in the most recent jobs report. Experts had predicted that the number of jobs created this past
Bob Barr It is easy to understand the “Messiah Complex” that envelops President Barack Obama and his White House. For years, Obama has been the Great Hope of the Democratic Party and liberal elites, including the likes of the late Senator Ted Kennedy, and even terrorist/liberal intellectual leader Bill Ayers. In fact, when Kennedy endorsed