Barack Obama

COMMENTARY

Biden’s executive orders aren’t the problem. A broken Congress is.

BY: - January 30, 2021

It was tough not to chuckle at a New York Times editorial this week chastising President Joe Biden for the barrage of executive orders that have gone flying out of the Oval Office during his first week behind the Resolute Desk, as if he were the first president ever to do so. “This is no way to make law. A […]

Isiserettes to perform in inaugural parade

BY: - January 19, 2021

The Des Moines-based Isiserettes Drill & Drum Corps is scheduled to appear at President-elect Joe Biden’s inaugural parade Wednesday. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris danced along with the group at the Polk County Democrats’ steak fry on Sept. 19, 2019, while she was running for president. The virtual parade, which starts at 2:15 p.m. Central Standard […]

COMMENTARY

Why hypocrisy is no match for partisanship

BY: - December 20, 2020

Donald Trump has spent a lot of time on golf courses during his presidency. That may come across as hypocritical if many of us consider how Trump criticized Barack Obama for playing golf during his presidency instead of attending to the country’s needs. Such hypocritical behavior, of course, is not unique to one politician or […]

Obama, Clinton, Pelosi: Trump is not up to the job

BY: - August 20, 2020

A string of high-profile speakers, including former President Barack Obama, told the mostly virtual Democratic National Convention Wednesday night that President Trump isn’t up to the job. They told viewers that democracy depends on the election of former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who became the first […]

Kerry: Trump threatens U.S., global security

BY: - August 18, 2020

Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters Tuesday morning that President Donald Trump has threatened Americans’ security and stripped the United States of its role as a world leader.  “We’re facing multiple crises, on a global basis, all of which affect the security of the United States very directly. The American people are […]