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“Silent No More” – A Protester at the 9/12 March Reflects

Helen White is a dear friend who served as a US Senate page with me and is now a student at UGA. Yesterday, she participated in the 9/12 “March on Washington” and kindly offered to share her thoughts about the historic event as a guest post. The so-called “silent majority” broke the still morning air of [...]

Geithner’s Failed Accountability

President Obama, upon entering office, promised to make a difference by placing checks on the influence of lobbyists and ushering in greater accountability. In turn, Obama’s financial go-to-guy, Mr. Geithner, promised, upon being sworn in as Treasury Secretary, to implement rules that would prevent lobbyists from hijacking the bailout process. And now, after the government [...]

Obama = Failure?

(Written on April 6th, 2009) Today the Congress with sure verbosity and fanfare passed the president’s budget proposal (55-43 in the Senate). Many politicians, as all too often, are patting themselves on their backs while claiming they’ve backed true solutions for the economy. Yes, as many entitlement programs sink the governmental budget further into a [...]