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    The President’s Mixed Military Metaphors

    The Merriam-Webster dictionary notes that the word “campaign” dates back to the mid-17th century and has two meanings. The first is “a connected series of military operations forming a distinct phase of a war;” the second is “a connecting series of operations designed to bring about a particular result.” In … More

    Jay Leno on Obama and the Oil Spill

    The Los Angeles Times reports: “Obama urges new efforts to reduce U.S. dependence on oil, citing the ‘tragedy unfolding’ in the Gulf of Mexico.” The Washington Post reports: “The Oval Office address was Obama’s most pointed attempt since the spill began to explain how the crisis should be leveraged on … More

    Morning Bell: A Crisis of Competence

    Nearly 31 years ago, on July 15, 1979, President Jimmy Carter told the American people from the Oval Office: “Energy will be the immediate test of our ability to unite this nation, and it can also be the standard around which we rally. On the battlefield of energy we can … More

    Obama's Turn to Speak

    The President has been very critical of “talking heads” in the media and tonight he had the opportunity to say his piece in his first Oval Office speech. Sadly, the President sounded more like an analyst and candidate for office than a decisive leader. The presidential address to the nation … More

    A Recovery Plan for the Gulf Needs 100% Attention

    During President Obama’s address to the nation from the Oval Office tonight, he stated that he was calling on Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus to lead a long-term restoration plan for the Gulf region. The President noted Secretary Mabus’ prior service as Governor of Mississippi as providing his credentials. … More

    The President's Oil Spill Speech

    President Barack Obama delivered his first Oval Office speech on the heels of his latest visit to the Gulf region – the fourth since the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion in April.   With such an environmental and economic crisis present, the president needs to exert leadership to protect our precious coastal … More