Robert Schlesinger

February 2009


The Obama Surge in Afghanistan—Smart Move?

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

As promised during the presidential campaign, President Obama is dramatically stepping up the U.S. military presence in Afghanistan.

As my colleague (and next-door-office neighbor) reports:

Officials say that they will make no ...

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TAGS:
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
Afghanistan
military
military strategy
Obama, Barack
Obama administration
national security terrorism and the military

Judd Gregg Quits as Commerce Pick, Cites Conservative Census Concerns

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Judd Gregg has dropped out as commerce secretary, citing not only the stimulus package but also the decision to move control of the upcoming census into the White House. My colleague Michael Barone has written a couple of times on this issue. If you've not followed it closely, check out his ...

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TAGS:
Gregg, Judd
Commerce Department
Obama administration
conservatives
Census Bureau

Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and Stimulus for a Return to the Era of Big Government

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By Robert Schlesinger, Thomas Jefferson Street blog

The "era of big government" is back on, apparently, thanks to Barack Obama and his soon-to-be-passed stimulus package.

You recall, of course, Bill Clinton declaring an end to the era of big government in the 1996 State of the Union address. There ...

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TAGS:
Obama, Barack
Clinton, Bill
economy
economic stimulus
government intervention

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