Like Chavez, Obama presides over a poorer country whose poor are convinced that he is the only thing standing between them and absolute poverty.
Obamerica will be known as a party country, a good place to buy the good things if you are one of the sons of the rich or are a tourist from a rich country.
The American foreign policy error was to assume that the political grievances of the Arab Street could be appeased with democracy.
It is very doubtful that Obama, whose big plan for Afghanistan was to copy the Bush plan for Iraq that he denounced in the Senate, has a backup plan. Brennan certainly does not.
It's not always clear what the Israel Lobby's accomplishments really consist of.
Tinseltown is pretending to be artistic and creative, even while both qualities are dead as doornails.
When a civilization destroys its families, then it destroys itself.
While the New Age Jews sneer at the Holocaust obsession, Jews know that the past in all its awful terrors is a map and that forgetting it carries a terrible price.
If only Iran began developing the world's biggest chocolate bar, then the bombing raids would begin as soon as the chocolate enrichment process reached the caramel-nougat line.
What infrastructure achievement has the shovel-ready administration managed to achieve?
Instead of the Latino vote, the Republican Party would be wiser to concentrate on the Chinese and the Indian vote, two groups that are easier to sell on the Republican agenda.
The entertainment industry is too big and powerful, but that will change. What will not change is that the nation is losing its values.
People are not mere machines who repeat back what they are given, but nor are ideas empty signals shouted into a void.
The Republican Party of 2012 looks a lot like the Democratic Party of '88. It's outdated and running on fumes.
Our military has to become less American and more European, less imperial and more multilateral.
It makes a difference that we have people in government who can show why and what happened in Benghazi, in Cairo and across the region.
Conservative movements and parties cannibalize themselves.
The media would rather spend its time lamenting Israel's fall to the far right by covering the rise of a party that says the twenty year old peace process has failed.
While the American Democratic Party may not have an official anthem, the British Labour Party does.
The Left has created an endless number of professional openings for professional idealists.
Prohibition is long gone but the consequences of it are still with us today.
The ability to perceive and make difficult choices is fundamental to the survival of a country.
America has not fallen, no more than it did when the clock struck midnight on December 31, 1912.
In another time and place, a place called America, an attack on an American diplomatic mission would have been considered an act of war.
Offending Islam has become a national security issue involving all levels of government.