With revelations this week of three scandals involving the Obama administration, it's a fitting time to reflect on the president's biggest controversies since he took the national stage.
9. Michelle Obama
Little must the president have known in February 2008 that when his wife was criticized for saying that she had never been proud of America before her husband won support for elective office, it would be one of the smallest problems of his elective career.
This is My latest column, presently up on RenewAmerica.
Republican lawmakers spend a significant amount of time talking about the right of affluent citizens to retain the money that they earn. Similarly, Democrats spend a lot of time going on about the idea that no one should be allowed to get too far ahead, regardless of how hard they work.
For example, in a recent speech, President Obama repeated a common cliché. “Warren Buffett's secretary shouldn't pay a higher tax rate than Warren Buffett.