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Pruden: Obama puts the cat among the pigeons

By Wesley Pruden Barack Obama put the cat among the pigeons Thursday night, but he may be surprised by how big that cat could get, and with it a big cat’s appetite for more than pigeons. His “executive orders” demanding a stop to deportations is no doubt good news for millions of illegal immigrants — […]

Pruden: Shootout on Potomac looms over immigration amnesty

By Wesley Pruden This is the week Washington has been waiting for. Barack Obama is expected to send up his executive amnesty for 5 million illegal aliens and double-dog dare the Republicans to do anything about it. The Republicans have a similar itch, eager to take on the president. The game is afoot, and the […]

Pruden: Democrats working through the five stages of grief, still in denial

By Wesley Pruden Washington usually lives up to its reputation as a place where time stands still when all people in all the other places want to move, if not at warp speed, faster than Congress will. The Democrats, still as addled as the famous duck hit on the head by the farmer’s wife with […]

Pruden: Good times roll again on the Louisiana bayou

By Wesley Pruden The good times are about to roll again down on the Louisiana bayou. The good old boys gathered Monday to present a solid front against Mary L. Landrieu and her fading “clout.” Gallantry be damned. The only “big hand for the little lady” is the hand showing her to the door. The […]

Pruden: Trying to be gracious on a bitter night

By Wesley Pruden No sad-sack candidate gets out of bed on Election Day deciding what to say in a concession speech. There’s always Harry S. Truman’s miracle of 1948 to inspire a heartfelt prayer for a miracle. But late on election night, when all hope has vanished on a cloud of gloom, a loser has […]

Pruden: Bipartisan good news on election day

By Wesley Pruden After the poll is over, after the break of morn, after the consultants’ leaving, after the stars are gone; Many a heart is aching, if you could read them all — many the hopes that have vanished, after the poll. But that’s grief for tomorrow. There’s good news today. A lot of […]

Pruden: ‘A new kind of hell to pay’

By Wesley Pruden “Muddling through” is not an inspiring strategy for any president. Barack Obama’s administration is a muddle, as anyone can see, and everyone can see that he’s through as a leader, just when a leader is needed to reassure a frightened nation. Ineptitude and incompetence, with a new Cold War looming in Europe, […]

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