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Christine O’Donnell

Christine O’Donnell

Articles by Christine O’Donnell

Vice President Joe Biden listens at left as President Barack Obama speaks about the Islamic State group, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015,  in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Obama asked the U.S. Congress on Wednesday to authorize military force to "degrade and defeat" Islamic State forces in the Middle East without sustained, large-scale U.S. ground combat operations, setting lawmakers on a path toward their first war powers vote in 13 years. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) **FILE**

Obama affirms terrorist expansion every time he uses the term 'ISIL'

I nearly fell off the treadmill in laughter as I watched respectable foreign policy analysts struggle to keep a straight face as they defended President Obama's weak excuse for snubbing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Mr. Obama claimed Mr. Netanyahu's March 3 visit is too close to the Israeli elections, so he must avoid him so that Israeli voters don't get the wrong impression. Published February 11, 2015

President Barack Obama speaks during a celebration in honor of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, in Fort Myer, Va. Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and top military brass praised Hagel at a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Fort Myer-Henderson Hall. Obama said the country is grateful for military progress on Hagel's watch.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)  **FILE**

Obama's perpetual campaigning raises questions

President Obama seems to be in perpetual campaign mode, using the State of the Union to pitch an unrealistic utopia in which the rich are taxed into poverty, and everyone else gets everything else for free. Now that this annual speech is becoming a distant memory, the focus is shifting to the policies he proposed, both in the speech and the days after. Yet, this focus on his policy proposals has me questioning a few things. Published January 28, 2015

Il n'est pas Charlie. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

When it comes to radical Islam, apologies are not enough

In a rare moment of brutal honesty, the White House acknowledged that they should have sent a higher-ranking member of the administration to Paris for the unity march to acknowledge the Charlie Hedbo attacks. Published January 14, 2015

Central Intelligence Director (CIA) Director John Brennan gestures during a news conference at CIA Headquarters in Langley, Va., Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014. Brennan is pushing back hard against the wave of criticism following a Senate Intelligence Committee report detailing harsh interrogation tactics employed by intelligence community people against terrorism war-era detainees. Brennan and several past CIA leaders fear the historical record may define them as torturers instead of patriots. The CIA is now in the uncomfortable position of defending itself publicly, given its basic mission to protect the country secretly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) **FILE**

The White House wants it both ways on torture report

When grilled about CIA Director John Brennan's statement in the days following the release of the report, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest dubiously refused to address the discrepancy between the CIA and the administration-touted "torture" report. Published December 14, 2014

"Building a local playground or library isn't the federal government's job," writes Christine O'Donnell. "If these things will enrich a community, then it's up to the local government to pay for it, or, better yet, to find a private charity to build them." (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Khampha Bouaphanh)

What the government does right

Everything the federal government does should be restricted to three functions. If something does not have a direct impact on defense, infrastructure or interstate commerce, the federal government can't touch it. Leave it to the locals. Published November 21, 2014

President Barack Obama meets with members of his public health and national security team about the response to the diagnosis of a second Ebola case in Dallas, Texas, Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE**

Obama's going through a presidential phase that won't last past mid-November

This week, President Obama decided to cancel campaign appearances on both Wednesday and Thursday so that he could huddle in the White House and monitor the emerging Ebola crisis. In other words, the President has finally decided to act presidential and, surprise, surprise, it's right before next month's mid-term elections. Published October 16, 2014

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O'DONNELL: Don't live in fear of the media's spin

We give too much power to the media when we react to their salacious stories. We especially give them too much power when we don't discern between fact and opinion in their allegedly objective news story. Published October 2, 2014

President Obama, National Security Adviser Susan Rice and Secretary of State John Kerry at the United Nations on Thursday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Show Obama some lovin' but don't over do it

The United States is a house divided and the world is watching. We're on the brink of losing our allies while countries like Iran and Russia continue to join forces, Published September 25, 2014

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.  (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool) **FILE**

Russia is the phantom foe in Syria

While watching Congress debate whether or not we should arm the Syrian rebels, I found myself humming the 1960s Shirelles song, "Will you still love me tomorrow?" Published September 18, 2014

President Barack Obama addresses the nation from the Cross Hall in the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. In a major reversal, Obama ordered the United States into a broad military campaign to “degrade and ultimately destroy” militants in two volatile Middle East nations, authorizing airstrikes inside Syria for the first time, as well as an expansion of strikes in Iraq.  (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

No action in Syria is better than half-hearted action

Doing nothing is a better strategy than airstrikes alone. Airstrikes should be a part of a well thought out stratagem. Without proper planning, the unintended consequences will increase the violence. There are too many lives at stake, too many unanswered questions. Published September 11, 2014

Christine Allen raises her fist while protesting with several hundred others in Oakland, Calif. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 against the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year old by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Move over lobbyists, loiters are the new game in town

If you want the promise of the full resources of the federal government, if you want a personal visit from one of the administration's most powerful officials, then set buildings on fire and incite riots. Published August 21, 2014

Police walk through a cloud of smoke as they clash with protesters Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Ferguson, Mo.  (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The freedom food chain goes amok in Ferguson

It creeps. It crawls. It eats you alive. It's a mass that keeps getting bigger and bigger. Will it be stopped before it destroys everything in its path? Published August 14, 2014