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).


January 9, 2013

Palestine: Creative Compromises Can Conquer Conflict

Filed under: Foreign Countries & Policy - 09 Jan 2013

It has taken less than a month for the euphoria generated by the United Nations General Assembly Resolution conferring non-member observer status on the “State of Palestine” to dissolve into a farcical denouement.

Mahmoud Abbas’s folly in unilaterally approaching the United …

January 4, 2013

Views on the News – 12/29/2012

Filed under: In The News - 04 Jan 2013

It hasn’t been two months since Barack Obama won re-election, but already we’re finding out things that were kept from us during the campaign that demonstrated the gap between what we were told during the campaign and the reality on …

December 29, 2012

Views on the News – 12/22/2012

Filed under: In The News - 29 Dec 2012

The vision and policies and programs of President Obama and “progressives”/ liberals are rapidly creating and nurturing a new government class as a huge and expanding segment of the population (and voters) who are becoming not merely dependent upon government …

December 19, 2012

Views on the News – 12/15/2012

Filed under: In The News - 19 Dec 2012

Slavery begins with a posture of mind that, like a fine mist, imperceptibly washes over the land, permeating and tainting what it touches and it no longer arrives in violence and with manacles, but is birthed from the misuse of …

December 12, 2012

Views on the News – 12/8/2012

People weren’t paying attention when they voted because they are surprised that President Obama is still stridently campaigning instead of doing the real work of governing. There is no evidence that Obama is willing or able to work with …

December 7, 2012

Palestine – Hands Up Those Who Hate Jews

The Jew-hating genie has been spectacularly unleashed onto the world stage once again following the decision by 138 of the 193 member states of the United Nations General Assembly to accord non-member observer State status to the non-existent state of …

Change the narrative if Republicans ever want to win an election again

Filed under: Elections & Voting,The Republicans - 07 Dec 2012

Republicans have lost their way in the political arena, out-marketed by Democrats who better understand what sells to the American voter. Democrat’s key to success was to divide the country loosely into a collective of voting blocks and target …

December 5, 2012

Views on the News – 12/1/2012

Filed under: In The News - 05 Dec 2012

Mitt Romney was castigated for comparing Obama to a Santa Claus and Rush Limbaugh, who set the Santa Claus metaphor in motion the day after the election, accused the Democrats of buying votes with taxpayer money. Limbaugh and Romney …

November 30, 2012

Democrats Stole the Election

Filed under: Elections & Voting - 30 Nov 2012

The electoral fraud evidence is accumulating to the point where I must conclude that the November election was stolen by the Democrats. In the months leading up to the election, report after report surfaced highlighting significant erosion of support …

November 28, 2012

Views on the News – 11/24/2012

Filed under: In The News - 28 Nov 2012

One day, scholars, analysts and others will ask why the media didn’t do its job this national election of posing questions and insisting on answers, but the media only made demands on Mitt Romney and other Republicans. The press …

November 20, 2012

Views on the News – 11/17/2012

Filed under: In The News - 20 Nov 2012

She’s young; she’s beautiful; she’s famous around the world; she has built an empire of unparalleled wealth; the press is fixated on her, and many have illegally trespassed on her property, and she’s also an addict; she is America, and …

November 13, 2012

Views on the News – 11/10/2012

Filed under: In The News - 13 Nov 2012

Democrats live in an alternative reality where whatever Obama said “must be true” and all evidence to the contrary is attacked as partisan falsehoods. The Republican strawmen that Obama paints only exist in the liberal Bizarro World, because these …

November 12, 2012

It is not too early for conservatives…

The Republican Party lost the 2012 election while the conservatives watched from the sidelines. Republican moderates losing elections has become an all too common occurrence even though conservatives are the base of the Republican Party. It is not too …

November 8, 2012

I am embarrassed to be an American today

Filed under: In The News,Politics In General - 08 Nov 2012

Barack Obama is not my President, not by a long shot, but unfortunately he is the President of my country. I am embarrassed to be an American today where so many people are oblivious to the damage being done …

November 6, 2012

Views on the News – 11/3/2012

Filed under: In The News - 06 Nov 2012

Barack Obama is toast and two things stand out: 1) Mitt Romney has a consistent, significant lead among independent voters, which increasingly looks like a double-digit lead; and 2) Barack Obama has been underwater with independents almost continuously since the …

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