Donald B. Hawthorne

Grow up

By Donald B. Hawthorne | November 4, 2009 |

Real men don’t whine and make excuses. And they don’t dither, either. ADDENDUM #1: My first comment in the Comments section: Dithering on Afghanistan while American soldiers die. Meeting multiple times with Andy Stern of SEIU while not having time to decide on Afghanistan. Calling Afghanistan the important war in March before it wasn’t the…

Just like a banana republic

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 16, 2009 |

Power Line: Today the Obama administration’s “pay czar” demanded that Ken Lewis, Chairman of the Board of Bank of America, work for free. The “czar,” Kenneth Feinberg, pressured Lewis not only to forgo all remaining compensation for 2009, but to repay the $1 million he has already received this year. Lewis acquiesced, saying that “he…

Krauthammer on the problem with Obama’s foreign policy

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 16, 2009 |

Nobody says it like Charles Krauthammer does in Debacle in Moscow: Obama’s foreign policy is amateurishness, wrapped in naïveté, inside credulity: About the only thing more comical than Barack Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was the reaction of those who deemed the award “premature,” as if the brilliance of Obama’s foreign policy is so self-evident and…

Obama’s foreign policy simply isn’t working and, more importantly, is putting America at greater risk

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 15, 2009 |

Pete Wehner on Obama’s foreign policy in The God That’s Failing…: …President Obama looks to have been taken to the cleaners by the Russians. The United States bowed before Russian demands when it came to retooling a missile-defense system for Poland and the Czech Republic. We gave up something tangible and important — and in…

2009 Nobel Prize in Economics

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 14, 2009 |

Cafe Hayek on More on the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economics. More here. Hey, these awardees actually did something to earn their Nobels! LOL. Valuable reading to be found in the links. ADDENDUM #1: David Boaz of the Cato Institute on What is Regulation?

Links to various articles

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 13, 2009 |

Power Line on Taking the National Debt Seriously Stephen Spruiell on Obamacare Dissected: Ten things that probably will be in the health-care bill (but shouldn’t) Kevin Williamson on Real Health-Care Reform: Ten things that ought to be in the health-care bill (but probably won’t) Veronique de Rugy on Elinor Ostrom and the Essence of Economics…

Obama’s Agenda and the Nobel Peace Prize

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 9, 2009 |

Thoughts on the strategic issues and political agenda driven by Obama’s world view: Power Line: Paul Rahe on Obama’s Agenda Charles Krauthammer on Decline is a choice Peter Wehner links the two concepts of Obama’s agenda and his winning of the Nobel Peace Prize. More thoughts from Jonathan Tobin, Jennifer Rubin and the NR editors.…

Collection of interesting links

By Donald B. Hawthorne | October 7, 2009 |

Charles Krauthammer on Obama’s French Lesson: Sarkozy could not conceal his astonishment at Obama’s naivete Jennifer Rubin on Selling Our Souls Andy McCarthy on If you don’t get Islamic ideology, you don’t get the problem in Afghanistan; follow the links, too Richard Cohen on Does Obama Have the Backbone? Milton Friedman on Greed Steven Hayward…

Whose side is Obama on?

By Donald B. Hawthorne | September 21, 2009 |

At some point, after the questions keep piling up, one overriding and fundamental question begs to be answered: Whose side is Obama on? Obama Ready to Slash Nuclear Arsenal: Disturbing report, from The Guardian Obama has rejected the Pentagon’s first draft of the “nuclear posture review” as being too timid, and has called for a…

And these are responses from our international friends!

By Donald B. Hawthorne | September 18, 2009 |

Headlines from Polish and Czech newspapers: “Betrayal! The U.S. sold us to Russia and stabbed us in the back,” the Polish tabloid Fakt declared on its front page. “No Radar. Russia won,” the largest Czech daily, Mlada Fronta Dnes, declared in a front-page headline. Aren’t you glad George W. Bush isn’t president anymore so the…