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OBAMA: What happened to ‘hope and change’?

America is into the fifth year of the Obama presidency. He came in with “Hope and Change” in 2008. Liberals drooled at the prospect of his idea of “fundamentally transforming” our society. The mainstream media fell all over themselves broadcasting every word he said. It was bold headlines every day and the lead story on the nightly news. One would think he was the messiah and arrived to save us from ourselves.

Now it is 2014, and his agenda is crumbling around us. The promise of millions of jobs failed after the $676 billion stimulus package, wasted taxpayer millions in

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UKRAINE: What’s needed is US miitary backing

The old adage, “Don’t believe everything you read,” is more important to follow than ever before.

After Russian troops invaded Crimea, President Vladimir Putin told us that the troops could not have been Russian even though they had unidentified Russian uniforms and carried Russian guns. Now Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov calls Russia’s invasion “the historic decision about the reunification of Crimea with Russia.”

How many more whoppers are we going to swallow? Russian politicians are masters of twisting truth. Their slippery rhetoric aims to pacify a distracted world while they continue doing exactly what they want, which, at the

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UKRAINE: 1938 all over again

President Obama made a hot-microphone comment to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in March 2012. Did it include Obama’s focus and his overall approach to foreign policy?

The 2012 election is over. Our global foreign policy was developed after World War II. It has been radically changed. It is in disarray, in a freefall, since the microphone gaffe.

Has President Obama disguised a pull-back plan as a formal agreement between Iran and Israel? The plan allows Iran to continue to develop a nuclear bomb and Israel is forced to go it alone.

As the world stood by Syrian President Assad violated

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ECONOMY: Liberals’ experiments don’t work

Re: “Reducing income inequality likely to spur growth” (Paul Krugman column, 3-12).

Krugman has been consistently wrong about everything. It is unfortunate that the professor is charging parents so much money at Princeton to teach their children rubbish. I wonder if he takes points from his A students and gives them to his Cs.

Krugman, Barack Obama and the rest of the lefties have tried their silly little redistributive ideas for almost six years. They have fostered an economic growth rate that is about half of what it should be. This subpar growth has kept millions of willing workers

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PITTS: Columnist didn’t get the memo on race

Re: “’12 Years’ reminds us we must face history to surmount it” (Leonard Pitts Jr. column, 3-6).

Memo to Pitts:

• Slavery was abolished in this country by the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1865.

• The Civil Rights Act was passed in 1964 forbidding discrimination regarding an individual’s race, color, religion, sex or national origin.

• In the last few years, minorities, especially the LGBT community, have had significant gains in the passage of state laws as well as in the court of public opinion.

• Barack Obama could not have been elected president in 2008

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OBAMA: Hard to take hateful GOP seriously

Re: “Obama a ‘monarch’ one day, ‘weak’ the next?” (TNT, 3-5).

Dana Milbank illustrates how irrational the Republican Party has become. As he so beautifully pointed out, you cannot have a “weak” tyrant. One moment this president is an autocratic dictator, controlling this government; the next he is weak, indecisive and incapable of exercising the power of the United States.

There comes a point when perhaps the pundits realize what the voters did in the last election. Hating President Obama as they do, they have crossed into the territory of the irrational. It just doesn’t work to be cast

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MILITARY: Obama’s cuts weaken US defense

It’s not surprising that President Obama’s 2015 budget proposal guts the military. The Democrats have a reputation of being weak on national defense. Have the threats around the world decreased?

Obama is proposing to cut the Army from 522,000 to around 440,000 and reduce benefits for service members and their families. It’s unconscionable that he would make this proposal while we are still at war. Soldiers are coming home with missing limbs and PTSD. Does Obama really appreciate the sacrifices of the military and their families?

Military benefits compensate members for low pay, help maintain an all volunteer force and

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UKRAINE: US may lack moral credibility on invasion

In a meeting with reporters recently, President Obama said that invading Crimea was a “violation of international law” that puts Russian President Vladimir Putin “on the wrong side of history.”

How much moral credibility does Obama have to make such a statement, since our own invasion of Iraq slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent people? Did that violation of international law put us on the right side of history?