~ Why Obama

If you are wondering why President Obama’s “fixes” for solving healthcare, unemployment, the housing foreclosure crisis and now the debt ceiling "crisis' have only managed to continue the downward spiral for the American people? If, since 2009, you've wondered why President Obama has been such an inept negotiator for the American people? Why his administration keeps bailing out Wall Street and … [Read more...]

~ Earth To President Obama, Adding Speed To Our Death Spiral Isn’t Helpful

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Happy Labor Day, Mr. President! Now can I give you some Main Street advice?  Get yourself some new advisors.  Maybe some earthbound ones.  Because, after listening to your speech on the economy from the White House Rose Garden last Friday, I, along with most of Main Street America, got the distinct impression you live on another planet. "We are confident we are moving in the right … [Read more...]

~ Dear Commander-in-Chief, The Oil Spill Is Winning!

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Dear Commander-in-Chief: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!  This is the American people.  It is day 81.  The oil invasion is spreading.  We will soon be surrounded on two sides! Our food supplies are tainted.  Our morale is low.  Our information unreliable.  Our front lines are falling to illness and fatigue.  We are undermanned.  And the weather is working against us. Please engage!  The oil spill is … [Read more...]

~ Savvy Bankers? Free-Markets? Populist President?

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Here is what Americans in 1933 heard from their populist President: From FDR's Fireside Chat on the Banking System Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment… Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men… This nation is asking for action, and action now… There must be a strict … [Read more...]

Words to Stir a Nation (And a President?)


In a strange confluence, between doing a book feature on The True Patriot last week and research for an upcoming book feature on The Elements of Journalism, I came across a quote on presidential criticism by President Theodore Roosevelt. It is one he made in 1918, during WWI and after he left office. The quote launched me on a journey to share more about this man and his words. Criticism of the … [Read more...]

~ Suggestions for the President

Personally, I’m just a little frustrated that we, the American people, are not being enlisted as builders of our own future. It’s as if we are the fourth leg on that three-legged stool everyone keeps trying to construct. Only we're the leg that got thrown out with the packaging materials and the instructions! Waiting Americans by Linda Anselmi We can awaken our courage, And uncover our grit. We … [Read more...]