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  • Obama still has 2 years to impress Americans

    As President Barack Obama heads into the final half of his final term, many of us Americans wonder whatever happened to the fresh promise of that cheerfully charismatic optimist who dominated the political stage back in 2008. Some of those who voted...
  • Old Obama magic proves elusive on campaign trail

    WASHINGTON -- As the final two weeks of the midterm congressional campaign unwind, President Obama is searching for the political magic that put him in the Oval Office six years ago but that seems to have slipped away. On Monday, he was back in his...
  • Is Panetta's hit on Obama a boon for Hillary?

    Is Panetta's hit on Obama a boon for Hillary?
    Did Leon Panetta really conspire with Bill and Hillary Clinton to undermine Barack Obama by writing a memoir that slams the president's leadership skills and foreign policy acumen? That's what political strategist Dick Morris claims. "I think Hillary...
  • Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies

    Leon Panetta's 'Worthy Fights' critiques Obama's policies
    As a young Republican in 1969, Leon Panetta joined the Nixon administration as the director of the Office of Civil Rights. Panetta worked to integrate Southern schools, but after discovering that Richard Nixon's White House was trying to delay...
  • Obama: messiah or mess?

    Obama: messiah or mess?
    What ever happened to the messiah? He for whom Americans danced in the streets on that unforgettable election night just six years ago. He who promised that humankind would remember this moment "when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet...
  • Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]

    Obama's cloudy legacy [Commentary]
    It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly qualified by that...
  • Obama's refusal to face reality

    After expending tremendous blood and treasure, the U.S. gave the Iraqi people the opportunity for a better future by ridding them of the brutal Hussein regime. Rather than seize this opportunity with a statesmanlike approach in the tradition of Nelson...
  • Financial literacy, Panetta, and Wyllie: Letters

    Financial literacy After reading the Sept. 8 article "Financial literacy class in high school: Senator will push again to make it a graduation requirement," I've come to agree with state Sen. Dorothy Hukill's decision to push a financial literacy...
  • Obama is right to beware the military-industrial complex [Letter]

    Obama is right to beware the military-industrial complex [Letter]
    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has criticized President Barack Obama as a person who often "avoids the battle" and says Mr. Obama's efforts have been to "steer the country away from costly and ineffective wars." I say thank God for a return to...
  • Troubles all around, Obama's legacy is clouded

    WASHINGTON -- It's often said and written that presidents, to achieve greatness, require great challenges. Washington had the challenge of creating a new nation; Lincoln had the Civil War; FDR faced the Great Depression and World War II. All clearly...
  • Iron will needed to overcome allies' double game, beat ISIS

    WASHINGTON — During the 1944 Warsaw uprising, Stalin ordered the advancing Red Army to stop at the outskirts of the city while the Nazis, for 63 days, annihilated the non-Communist Polish partisans. Only then did Stalin take Warsaw. No one can...