Category Archives: President

President Truman vs. General MacArthur: Unprincipled Policies Lead to Serial SNAFUs

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general. However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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Obama Kills an American Traitor: Al-Awlaki Revisited

In light of Senator Rand Paul’s recent jawfest on the Senate floor, now would be a good time to revive something that I wrote in Oct. 2011 following Anwar al-Awlaki’s death by drone strike: In addition to just praise for … Continue reading

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NJ Gov. Christie Evades Government Spending in Union Giveaway

Bloomberg reports that New Jersey’s unfunded public employee pension liability increased by $5.5 in 2012, which is a 13% increase in the states total unfunded pension liability. As I have written before in the case of Obama’s $761.5 billion accounting … Continue reading

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President Truman vs. General MacArthur: Allies as Liabilities

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general.  However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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President Truman vs. General MacArthur: The Problem of Inferior Leaders

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general.  However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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President Truman vs. General MacArthur: Six Lessons for Today

The Korean conflict between President Harry S. Truman and General Douglas MacArthur has been framed in history by the partisans of Truman as a case of the commander-in-chief replacing an insubordinate general.  However, the full context is not only more … Continue reading

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Obama Using Accounting Cheat to Hide $761.5 Billion in Deficit Spending

Federal Times reports an OPM announcement that the unfunded liability for federal employee pensions is $761.5 billion– the size of a TARP bailout. Today private companies, like Ford, have been pouring their profits into pension liabilities instead of new jobs, … Continue reading

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