Posts Tagged ‘obama’
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Put Up or Shut Up

Obama suggests Perry use his influence to get help on the border.
DAVE McNEELY
President Barack Obama visited Texas last week for some fundraisers and a speech at Austin’s Paramount Theater. Gov. Rick Perry, apparently making another run for the GOP presidential nomination, pointedly turned down the ide...


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Mission Not Accomplished

GWYNNE DYER
In his visit to Afghanistan last December, British Prime Minister David Cameron ended up sounding just as deluded as President George W. Bush had been when he proclaimed “Mission accomplished” six weeks after the invasion o...



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The Other Obamacare Embarrassment

DAVE McNEELY
There is broad agreement that the glitch-filled rollout of Affordable Care Act enrollment was awful. Some have compared it to the botched response to Hurricane Katrina by the administration of President Obama’s predecessor, R...


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Woe-bama

If it weren’t for bad news, there’d have been no news at all for the White House.
DAVE McNEELY
When Barack Obama writes his memoir, May of 2013 probably won’t rate as his favorite month. Even though the Texas Legislature was nearing the end of its tangled session when he visited, he may wish he’d spent a couple more ...



Obama won’t get the Republican majority in the U.S. House to go along with closing Guantanamo.

Drones or Gitmo?

It’s a false choice.
GWYNNE DYER
John Bellinger is the last person you’d expect to criticize President Barack Obama for making too many drone strikes. It was he who drafted the (rather unconvincing) legal justification for targeted drone killings when he was...


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Kelly Clarkson Boggles While Clinton Ogles

Jeff Prince
Alicia Keys, who vowed to do something different with the national anthem during her upcoming Super Bowl performance, might take inspiration from Tarrant County’s own Kelly Clarkson. Clarkson toyed around with the melody ...



(Photo by Marcus Nune).

Obama Beats Romney: Now Can We All Just Get A Long … Club?

Jeff Prince
A Republican and a Democrat attack each other for months on end and spend millions of dollars to demean each other in TV ads. The Democrat wins and vows to work closely and inclusively with Republicans and forge a new spirit of...


An F-22 in flight. COURTESY OF ROB SHENK.

Romney, Lockheed Would Build More Jets That Choke Pilots

Andrew McLemore
Remember the F-22 Raptor? You’d be forgiven if you don’t, as the stealth fighter jet built by Lockheed Martin in the 1990s was a colossal failure by almost any measure. Not only did the F-22 cost upwards of $137 mil...



Stand by Zio Carlo?

Last Call
As I write this, Zio Carlo Brew Pub is still trying to recover from some bad press. By now you know about owner Carlo Galotto’s drunken Facebook fusillade against people he referred to as “spoiled Obama kids,” as well as ...


Desperation Play

Perry’s roundhouse swings are getting wilder.
DAVE MCNEELY
In trying to pull his presidential campaign out of a nosedive, Gov. Rick Perry is escalating his attack on all things Washington. His latest proposals include making serving in Congress a part-time job, for half the current $17...