Obama’s Immigration Crisis


By John Feehery


Originally published on The Hill

Incompetence breeds contempt.

It’s not easy to alienate black voters, Hispanic voters and conservative white voters all at the same time on the same issue, but that’s exactly what the Obama administration has done by mishandling the humanitarian crisis that has engulfed the southern border.  (more…)

Topic: Immigration

What If the Hard Right Drives Big Business Into Arms of The Left?


By John Feehery

Jim DeMint.jpg

“Jim DeMint” by United States Congress – Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

(This is originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank.)

Amid the fight for the soul of the Republican Party, some elements of the GOP coalition have become overtly hostile to Big Business. (more…)

Patriotism and Corporate Inversions


By John Feehery

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“Great Seal of the United States (obverse)” by U.S. Government – Extracted from PDF version of Our Flag, available here (direct PDF URL here.). Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons.

It annoys me when Tea Party groups that want to dismember the Federal Government and urge insurrection and nullification against the President call themselves patriots and imply that anybody who opposes their radical agenda are squishy communists. (more…)

Topic: taxes Tea Party

She’s So Fancy


By John Feehery

Is Iggy Azalea a modern version of Eric Clapton?  Or does her mere presence mock a musical genre that is quite easily mocked? (more…)

How to Win Votes and Influence Policy


By John Feehery


“How-to-win-friends-and-influence-people” by Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.

This originally appeared in The Hill.

Amid the Great Depression, Dale Carnegie’s book, How To Win Friends and Influence People, was published by Simon & Schuster and went on to be one of the biggest-selling self-help books in history. (more…)


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