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 1, 2012

Views on the News – 7/28/2012

Filed under: In The News - 01 Aug 2012

Like rats leaving a sinking ship, Democrats are abandoning Barack Obama in this election in droves for varied reasons but his presence has become toxic in their reelection campaigns. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi instructed Democrats in the U.S. House …

July 29, 2012

If we want smaller government, drastic action may be required

Our Constitution documents how we “…establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity…” Recognizing that the Constitution was open-ended, the 10th Amendment …

July 25, 2012

Views on the News – 7/21/2012

Filed under: In The News - 25 Jul 2012

In 1979, then-President Jimmy Carter told the nation he had detected a malaise in America, “a crisis of confidence … that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will,” and now President Barack Obama seems …

July 18, 2012

Views on the News – 7/14/2012

Filed under: Politics In General - 18 Jul 2012

In 2008, Barack Obama’s rhetoric was “exciting,” especially when he talked about a “different kind of politics,” but there is no trace of that Obama today and all that is left is a tired liberal trying to leverage identity politics …

July 11, 2012

Views on the News – 7/7/2012

Filed under: In The News - 11 Jul 2012

There is a compelling divergence regarding President Obama’s reelection chances when we consider what the poll numbers are telling us versus what the boots on the ground are indicating, because the partisan media is overtly shading the news to favor …

July 5, 2012

Views on the News – 6/30/2012

Filed under: In The News - 05 Jul 2012

Most of what we know about Barack Obama comes from his two autobiographies, but his literary fabrications are now being revealed as huge embellishments or completely fictional. It’s becoming increasingly clear that President Obama is not burdened with too …

June 28, 2012

Views on the News – 6/23/2012

Filed under: In The News - 28 Jun 2012

Barack Obama ran for President four years ago with a simple message: Hope and Change, promising to make Washington work and turn the country and our economy around, which was inspirational, passionate, historic… and full of it. Four years …

June 19, 2012

Views on the News – 6/16/2012

Filed under: Politics In General - 19 Jun 2012

If the election were held tomorrow, Mitt Romney would be the next President of the United States because many voters are afraid and fearful people usually try to change their circumstances. American voters are not wedged into a voting …

June 8, 2012

Where is investigative journalism when we need it?

Ronald Reagan said in 1964 that “The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they are ignorant, but that they know so much that isn’t so.” Barack Hussein Obama is a perfect example. His upbringing was far from …

June 6, 2012

Views on the News – 6/2/2012

Filed under: Politics In General - 06 Jun 2012

The form of government secured by the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution, and the Constitution was unique, requiring strict limitation of government power precisely defined and delegated by the people, with all public officials being bound by their oath …

June 2, 2012

Presidential election choice is suboptimal, as usual

Election choices are so poor that I am not surprised so few Americans even bother to vote each November. Democrats are so disappointing as they continue to chip away at our underlying American culture and values in pursuit of their …

April 25, 2012

Views on the News – 4/21/2012

Filed under: In The News,Politics In General - 25 Apr 2012

Conservatives across the nation should be of good cheer since the United States remains a center-right nation, and this November, voters will choose common sense over fiscally reckless extremism in what will be a landslide conservative victory. Republicans will …

April 21, 2012

Romney facts you need to know

Filed under: The Republicans - 21 Apr 2012

Did you know that Romney received a dual degree from BOTH Harvard Business School and Harvard Law … graduating Cum Laude?

Notice a really clear difference between Romney and Obama?

April 18, 2012

Views on the News – 4/14/2012

Filed under: In The News - 18 Apr 2012

Karl Marx said history repeats itself, “first as tragedy, then as farce,” but Barack Obama has reversed that because his first term was certainly farce and his second will be tragedy. Obama has “Forrest Gumped” his way through his …

April 3, 2012

Views on the News – 3/31/2012

Filed under: In The News - 03 Apr 2012

Today America is in the midst of a revolution because America has elected a President who has vowed to fundamentally transform America, but what he meant by transformation was changing this country into something the people did not want. …

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