BARACK OBAMA: NOT A NATURAL-BORN KILLER

There's no doubt about it, Barack Obama is a reluctant warrior. He's cautious about committing American forces to battle, and equally cautious about ordering military actions that are likely to result in substantial civilian casualties for the other side. In other words, he brings a pro-life point of view to the table when assessing the

AFTER BOSTON: POLITICAL OPPORTUNISM

There's nothing quite like a tragedy such as Boston to bring out the political opportunists. Mix in Muslim perpetrators with looming crises in Iran, Syria, and Lebanon and the uber patriots are reaching Glenn Beck levels of hyperventilation in their race to the bottom. Our friends on the right who have made careers out of

PLAYING THE DEFICIT GAME

When Ronald Reagan was running for President, one of his most dependable applause lines went like this:  "Government is not the solution to the problem, government is the problem." As soon as Reagan became President, however, he expanded the size of government and increased the deficit. When George W. Bush became President, he moved to