Thingish Things

Icarus Obama Falls to Earth

Remember the story of Icarus from Greek mythology? The precocious young man is given wings of feather and wax from his father, the master craftsman Daedalus. “Don’t fly too close to the sun,” the cocky youngster is admonished. But once magically plumed, Icarus’ soaring ambitions know no bounds. He flies higher and higher on the […]

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The Icarus Presidency

Barack Obama, arguably the most exalted new president in American history, is falling, meteorically, to earth.   It’s not just his poll numbers that are problematic.  His wings are singed.  That is far worse. It is a politically fatal condition. It was bound to happen.  Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign was almost unfair in its promises.  He ran […]

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