Tiger’s Opportunity

By Glen Meakem As Published in The Pittsburgh Tribune Review December 20, 2009 Tiger Woods’ fall from the pinnacle of wholesome role-model stardom has generated nonstop conversation. Sordid jokes blanket late-night television and water-cooler discussion. But in a country where more than half of all marriages end in divorce and 40 percent of children are […]

Yes to “Necessary War” – No to Dependence

By Glen Meakem A version of this article appeared in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review December 6, 2009 During his speech at West Point this week, President Obama described the war in Afghanistan as a “war of necessity” and called for a “surge” of 30,000 American troops.  But, among the reasons why he limited this surge […]

Victory in Defense of Freedom

By Glen Meakem A version of this article was published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review November 15, 2009 The history of the United States of America is a history of battles won in defense of freedom.  Yes, at critical moments, American leaders and regular citizens have stood up and successfully defended our people, our freedom […]

Free market energy is sustainable

By Glen Meakem Published in The Pittsburgh Tribune Review November 1, 2009 The Obama administration and liberal leaders are convinced that they can “re-architect” our energy industry into a “sustainable” system that relies on “renewable” energy. But their plans require massive government intervention, subsidies and restrictions on individual freedom to make energy choices. If implemented, […]

Capitalism’s Sustainability

Chart shows, by state, how many workers would lose their right to a private vote on union membership. By Glen Meakem Originally published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review October 18, 2009 One year ago, the United States economy was suffering through the most severe recession and financial crisis in a generation. Credit had dried up, […]

Obama’s Iran Moment

By Glen Meakem As published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review October 4, 2009 Last month, the world learned Iran has a second, previously secret facility for creating weapons-grade nuclear material. Iran has successfully test-fired ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear weapons to Israel and parts of Europe. In response, President Obama and other leaders threatened […]

Let’s restore liberty’s scale

By Glen Meakem Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review September 20, 2009 A summer of discontent drew to a close last weekend as about a million Americans protested in Washington, D.C. Aerial photographs, police and foreign press reports confirm the number despite underreporting by left-leaning media. The Washington marchers and others who have protested at […]

A better way forward

By Glen Meakem Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review August 23, 2009 Representing a remarkable shift in public opinion, new polling data demonstrate that the majority of Americans do not want the liberal Democrat version of health care reform. An Aug. 11 Rasmussen poll shows likely voters now oppose ObamaCare by 53 percent to 42 […]

A Path to Success

By Glen Meakem Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review August 9, 2009 We face real problems. With unemployment at 9.4 percent, we are in the midst of the worst recession since World War II. Poor government policies could extend this recession or send us back into recession after a brief recovery. We and key allies […]

Obama’s Wrong Agenda

By Glen Meakem Published in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review July 19, 2009 Today, America faces serious challenges that President Obama and Democratic Party leaders should address.  Unfortunately, they are pursuing a long agenda that ignores or compounds many of these problems and could result in America suffering an extended period of economic decline and increased […]