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Archive of posts published in the tag: Peggy Noonan

A Matter of Judgment

from The Unwisdom of Barak Obama from the Wall Street Journal by Peggy Noonan: Mr. Obama can see the trees, name their genus and species, judge their age and describe their color. He absorbs data. But he consistently misses the…

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Political Modesty

Politics in the Modest Age by Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal Why are we talking about Harry Truman? You know. We live in a time when politicians relentlessly enrich themselves. We are awed and horrified by the wealth…

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Running Out the Clock

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Stree Journal, The Daydream and The Nightmare Excerpts: In a truly stunning piece in early June, Politico’s Carrie Budoff Brown and Jennifer Epstein interviewed many around the president and reported a general feeling that…

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Guess Who Is the Moderating Influence

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal, Why America is Saying No: A point on how quickly public opinion has jelled. There is something going on here, a new distance between Washington and America that the Syria debate has…

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“Careless with the Reputation of Government”

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal, Fortress IRS:  Agency stonewalling could permanently harm Americans’ faith in government. Excerpts: The scandals that have so damaged the agency took place in just the past few years, since the current administration…

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The Buck Stops Way Over There

Peggy Noonan writes in The Wall Street Journal, The IRS Can’t Plead Incompetence, 6/6/13 Excerpts: If the agency didn’t know what it was doing, it wouldn’t have done it so well. In March 2012, the organization, which argues the case…

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The Benghazi Reader

It is not surprising the the Benghazi controversy is reduced to mindless partisan gamesmanship.The sycophants on the left deflect every criticism not with real answers but with criticism of the right.There were 13 Benghazis under Bush we are told and Fox raised…

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“Big Mic, No Message”

Peggie Noonan writes A Bush League President in The Wall Street Journal, 4/28/12. I am less interested in her criticism of the president- there is plenty of that to go around- than her comment about the proliferation of communication technology…

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What Government Is Not

Peggy Noonan writes an interesting view in the Wall Street Journal- A Caveman Won’t Beat a Salesman, 11/18/11 She begins with an excerpt from the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs where Jobs noted that many companies fail when they…

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Media Marketing Beyond Algorithms

In her book Patriotic Grace Peggy Noonan made a point I have repeated often in this blog.  During the old days of three major networks we all got our news from the same sources.  A small elite decided what was…

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The Tea Party Faces Limits

In Americans Vote for Maturity (Wall Street Journal- Opinion Journal), Peggy Noonan noted that quality still mattered in the final election: Excerpt: What the tea party, by which I mean members and sympathizers, has to learn from 2010 is this:…

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New Political Faces

Peggy Noonan claimed, correctly in my opinion, that the Tea Party saved the Republican party (Why It’s Time for the Tea Party -The populist movement is more a critique of the GOP than a wing of it, Wall Street Journal…

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Is Compounding the Problem a Solution?

Hard core party loyalists who damned Bush for his record deficit spending seem quiet about the multiples of prior deficits the Obama Administration has accumulated .  Rather than apply the same standards to their president, they question where the Republicans…

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If Wall Street Spoke the Truth

A thorough review of what caused the financial crisis is needed and it should be  a fascinating subject. Unfortunately the hearings are weak and boring. In the Wall Street Journal’s “After the Crash, a Crashing Bore The men behind the…

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