Alvin Felzenberg


September 2010


Obama Bungled the Religion Question

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Should Barack Obama turn out to be a one-term president, students of his presidency who attempt to explain his fate will cite high among their reasons for the president’s downfall his insistence on being too clever by a half. No better example of this process at work could be found than in Obama’s ...

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Obama, Barack
religion
Christianity
Beck, Glenn
Carter, Jimmy
Kennedy, John
2012 presidential election
Islam

Summers' Departure and Another Bad Economic Week for Obama

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It is only Wednesday, but it appears that President Obama is having another bad week. In fact, it is hard to recall a good one he has had since he took office January 20, 2009.

It began with the “Business Town Hall.” Part political rally, in which Obama supporters had clearly papered the hall; part ...

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Emanuel, Rahm
Orszag, Peter
Jarrett, Valerie
Axelrod, David
Volcker, Paul
2012 presidential election
Clinton, Hillary
Clinton, Bill
Democratic Party
Republican Party
2010 Congressional elections
Congress
Summers, Larry
taxes
Bush, George W.
MSNBC
unemployment
recession
economy
Obama, Barack

GOP's Tea Party Problems Come From Being Too Centrist

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Months after Barack Obama was elected president, a plethora of books, purporting the death of the Republican Party, began appearing in bookstores across the land. For the third time in a half century, the chattering class proclaimed the Grand Old Party dead. (Goldwater’s landslide defeat in 1964 ...

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Republican Party
Democratic Party
Congress
2010 Congressional elections
health care
health care reform
energy policy and climate change
unemployment
economy
Obama, Barack
Lott, Trent
tea party
Castle, Mike
Stevens, Ted
Paul, Rand
Crist, Charlie
Thurmond, Strom
deficit and national debt
Murkowski, Lisa
O'Donnell, Christine
Specter, Arlen

Too Little, Too Late From Obama on Unemployment

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Winston Churchill once said of the American people that they always do the right thing--after they have exhausted all the alternatives. While President Barack Obama still has not done what it will take to jumpstart a stalled economy, students of his administration will record that this was the week ...

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Congress
2010 Congressional elections
unemployment
economic stimulus
economy
Obama administration
Obama, Barack
Democratic Party
taxes
federal taxes
health care
health care reform
financial regulation
energy
energy policy and climate change
Orszag, Peter
Reagan, Ronald

Beck Should Have Stuck to Policy, Not Religion

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Well, it was a busy Saturday in “River City.” No, not the fictional place in Iowa, where Meredith Wilson set his musical The Music Man but Washington, D.C. (hereafter known as “Potomac City”). Wilson’s story revolved around a traveling salesman, “Professor” Harold Hill, who persuades a town that he ...

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TAGS:
Beck, Glenn
Washington, DC
King Jr., Martin Luther
Lincoln, Abraham
Obama, Barack
Palin, Sarah
Sharpton, Al
economy
religion

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