By Alan Caruba ~ The most effective term limit for a President is to be defeated after his first term in office, if necessary, to deny him the opportunity to wreak further havoc on the nation. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected four times, starting in 1932 and ending in 1944. The twenty-second Amendment to the […]
By Frank Hill Ever wonder how things get done in Washington? Compromises are made; deals are cut and hopefully everyone gets an equal amount of satisfaction out of it. (‘Shared pain’ is also a desirable outcome but no one really ‘likes it’, do they?) There is a fascinating new documentary out on PBS now, (better […]
By Alan Caruba With the advent of the centennial of Ronald Reagan’s birthday on Sunday, it was perhaps predictable that Time Magazine would photoshop a picture of Obama and Reagan as if they were standing together. “Why Obama (Hearts) Reagan” was the cover line. Obama would have been twenty years old when Reagan took office […]
By Alan Caruba The noted political commentator, David Broder, once wrote that “Anybody who wants the presidency so much that he’ll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.” That may at first glance seem cynical, but there is also a lot of truth in it. The […]
By Alan Caruba “I was impressed as never before by the utter lack of logic of the man, the scantiness of his precise knowledge of things that he was talking about, by the gross inaccuracies in his statements, by the almost pathological lack of sequences in his discussion, by the complete rectitude that he felt […]
Guinevere Nell Herbert Hoover was no laissez-faire president like Calvin Coolidge, however he did respect the constitution, and he never was willing to go as far as Franklin Roosevelt. He made a speech just before Roosevelt’s election to a third term, in which he made some salient points—ones we would still be wise to consider […]
Conn Carroll. This cartoon from the 1934 Chicago Tribune has appeared more than once in our inbox. Hopefully, unlike 1934, we have already endured the worst of new federal government central planning in the U.S. economy. By 1934 the Depression had already lasted five years, but would still go on for another eight. In that […]
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