The historian Richard Hofstadter said that the U.S. is the only country in history that believes it was born perfect and strives for improvement. The idea that we are a nation without flaws or that we can permanently eliminate our very human failings is, of course, delusional.
The long-awaited retribution against al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden for the Sept. 11 attacks likely will strengthen President Barack Obama ’s hand in pursuing both his foreign policy and domestic goals.
When Barack Obama held his first prime-time news conference as president, the financial crisis was at its peak and not a single Republican had voted for his economic stimulus bill. So he pleaded for their partnership.
President Barack Obama sought to contain political damage by clarifying optimistic comments about the state of the U.S. private sector, saying it is “absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine.”
President Barack Obama said it is “absolutely clear that the economy is not doing fine,” seeking to contain criticism from Mitt Romney that his upbeat remarks about the U.S. private sector show he is out of touch.