Author: David Coughlin

Profile: David Coughlin is a political pundit, editor of the policy action planning web site “Return to Common Sense,” and an active member of the White Plains Tea Party. He retired from IBM after a short career in the U.S. Army. He currently resides with his wife of 40 years in Hawthorne, NY. He was educated at West Point (Bachelor of Science, 1971) and the University of Alabama in Huntsville (Masters, Administrative Science, 1976).


August 3, 2013

Views on the News – 7/13/2013

Filed under: In The News - 03 Aug 2013

For decades, hubris has been the common currency of the economic policy world, and it is killing the economics profession. In the 1960s and 1970s, liberal economists believed they could eliminate all poverty. In the 1980s, conservatives thought tax …

July 31, 2013

Views on the News – 7/6/2013

Filed under: In The News - 31 Jul 2013

After running for re-election vowing to make jobs and economic growth his top priority, President Obama has focused on everything but since winning. In the first half of 2013, Obama made dozens of speeches on gun control, immigration and …

July 25, 2013

Views on the News – 6/29/2013

Filed under: In The News - 25 Jul 2013

The Pew Research Center asked Americans to list their policy priorities for 2013 and huge majorities cited jobs and the economy; sizable majorities cited health care costs and entitlement reform; more modest majorities cited fighting poverty and reforming the tax …

July 9, 2013

Views on the News – 6/22/2013

Filed under: In The News - 09 Jul 2013

I don’t trust my government as far as I can spit, and you shouldn’t either. I love my country, but I don’t love our politicians or government bureaucrats. History proves that people in government the world over are …

July 3, 2013

Views on the News – 6/15/2013

Filed under: In The News - 03 Jul 2013

Americans voted twice for a big-government President, and now we’re beginning to experience the impact of big government, and we’re not so sure we like it. It’s been four years of the President and Congress spending future generations into …

June 18, 2013

Views on the News – 6/1/2013

Filed under: In The News - 18 Jun 2013

Somewhere in America, the last “Yes we can” poster is being torn from a bedroom wall and the left’s most strident operatives are trying to diminish the scandals and belittle Republican outrage, but the rest of the President’s faithful are …

June 12, 2013

Views on the News – 5/25/2013

Filed under: In The News - 12 Jun 2013

Barack Obama’s second term is currently imploding from a confluence of scandals involving Benghazi-Gate, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Department of Justice, and don’t forget “Fast and Furious.” The very first example of the changes that would mark …

June 5, 2013

Views on the News – 5/18/2013

Filed under: In The News - 05 Jun 2013

Obama is keen to expand government, but he wants nothing do with administering it, even though he’s part of a lavishly funded operation called “The Obama Administration,” but he’s reluctant to discuss what the Obama Administration does. The spectacle …

May 25, 2013

Views on the News – 5/11/2013

Filed under: In The News - 25 May 2013

The magical spell that President Barack Obama has placed on Americans is unraveling because his words no longer match the self-evident facts. His rambling filibusters at press conferences invite more questions than provide needed clarity. Because of the stream …

May 20, 2013

Views on the News – 5/4/2013

Filed under: In The News - 20 May 2013

President Obama’s charm offensive has been a dismal failure, but of course, he didn’t really try all that hard. He bought dinner for a few Republican lawmakers, vowed to meet them halfway, but within a week, after his gun-grab …

May 11, 2013

Palestine – Balfour Declaration Raises Arab Hackles

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 11 May 2013

The Palestinian Arabs are up in arms at the news that the original 1917 Balfour Declaration will be released by the British Library for display in Israel alongside Israel’s Declaration of Independence at the opening of a new museum …

May 10, 2013

Views on the News – 4/27/2013

Filed under: In The News - 10 May 2013

The most glaring fact about our President is that he is an empty suit, and he has surrounded himself with other empty suits. Those whom we have come to call “leftists” are in fact nothing but nihilists, and we …

May 7, 2013

Views on the News – 4/20/2013

Filed under: In The News - 07 May 2013

President Obama is pursuing a political agenda that is very different from the public’s priorities, and neither guns nor immigration is near the top of that list, or even close. This has been the case since President Obama’s reelection. …

April 30, 2013

Views on the News – 4/13/2013

Filed under: In The News - 30 Apr 2013

We have already seen Peak Obama; from here on, it’s going to get rougher and rougher for the President as even liberals find it “ok” to apply the word “incompetence” to the Obama administration. This represents something of a …

April 25, 2013

Republicans must embrace big, bold ideas that reflect conservative principles

Republicans and conservatives in particular, base their beliefs on the strict interpretation of the Constitution with limited government, free market capitalism and a strong defense. Unfortunately the policies and legislation created by the GOP does not align with the …

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