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The Fifties Ended on November 22, 1963

We humans like to divide time into neat little boxes based on dates, but the case can be made that the styles, policies, manners and mores of one ten-year period usually spill over into the next. The 1929 Wall Street crash would not be fully felt for ...

Patton: GOP Should Not be Part of Democrat Hypocrisy

In “The Godfather, Part II,” mafia boss Michael Corleone tells a corrupt politician, “We are both part of the same hypocrisy, senator.” Similarly, the same may now be said of Democrats and Republicans in Congress. Let me qualify that opinion by stati ...

Patton: Passing Thoughts on the Random Scene (with apologies to Thomas Sowell)

A decade ago, my son, a talented writer in his own right, with a dry, self-deprecating sense of humor, published as his senior university thesis a series of original short stories, which he dubbed with the tongue-in-cheek title, “All the Things in th ...

Obamacare Tantamount to Pixie Dust

In the 1980s, the media seemed amazed at how the public never seemed to turn on Ronald Reagan. They even coined a phrase for it: the Teflon Presidency. More amazing by far is the continued support Barack Obama receives from the adoring segment of the ...

Patton: Who Will Tell Obama He has no Clothes?

A friend recently called and asked, “So when do you think Obama will declare martial law?” Until last week, I would have dismissed such speculation as conspiratorial. Now I’m not so sure. Before this phony government “shutdown,” if you had asked whet ...

Patton: Obama’s Thuggish Behavior, Part II

Predictably, my column last week, which expressed my extreme displeasure at the images of World War II vets being barricaded from visiting their memorial on the National Mall, produced a flurry of reactions, both positive and negative. According to t ...

Patton: Stunt at WW II Memorial Shows More Evidence Obama is a Thug

Imagine you are a veteran of World War II approaching your 90th birthday. This may be your last opportunity to visit the memorial that was erected to honor your service. You have come to your nation’s Capital, only to find that your president has ord ...

Patton: Obamacare - At Least Dems Are Willing to Fight for It

“If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan. If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.” - Two of the biggest lies so far in Barack Obama’s mendacity-filled presidency On Halloween Day, 2008 — appropriately enough, ...

Patton: Guess Where Those Chemical Weapons Came From, Mr. President

On September 11, 2001, I wrote a column entitled “Now We Know How Israel Feels.” Now, 12 years later, with a community organizer in the White House who has no idea about the proper use of America’s military might, who believes our only real ally in t ...

Patton: The Most Embarrassing President of My Lifetime

“Speak softly and carry a big stick.” — Teddy Roosevelt “The buck stops here.” — Harry Truman “I didn’t set a red line.” — Barack Obama Barack Obama is, without question, the most embarrassing president of my lifetime — and that is saying something, ...


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