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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**

CHRISTINE O’DONNELL: 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**

CHRISTINE O’DONNELL: 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

"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)

CHRISTINE O’DONNELL: 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

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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 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**

O’DONNELL: 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)

O’DONNELL: 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