Category Archives: Paul Okum

Americans Need Another Choice On the Ballot: “None of the Above”

As the 2014 mid-term elections mercifully come to a close on November 4th, Americans have been subjected to campaigning by incumbents and challengers for an intolerable amount of time. We’ve been bombarded by destructive partisan messages or attack ads that … Continue reading

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Failed Leadership at the Highest Levels of Government

The botched roll out of the Affordable Care Act(Obama Care) by Health and Human Services, the inappropriate targeting of certain political groups for audit by the Internal Revenue Service, the shamefully long wait times for veterans to receive care from … Continue reading

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No American Boots on the Ground in the Middle East

America has spent the lives of too many of our military and our American treasure trying desperately to create functioning nation states in Iraq and Afghanistan with only minimal success. Religious and tribal wars are tearing the region apart with … Continue reading

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With Crises Everywhere. the President and Congress Go On Vacation

The latest NBC/Wall Street Journal Poll dated August 4th indicates that 74% of those surveyed feel that Congress is unproductive while the President’s approval rating has dropped to a low of 40%. These responses and the responses to numerous other … Continue reading

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The US Needs a Bipartisan Approach to Foreign Crises

Throughout our history as a nation, the President typically spoke for the US when dealing with foreign crises. The political party leaders and politicians either supported the President or they remained quit on the subject in an effort to show … Continue reading

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Once a Leader, Always a Leader

Leadership isn’t something that you acquire over time with training and experience. It isn’t something outside of you that you strive for or a thing that can be obtained. Rather it is a piece of your personal genetic code that … Continue reading

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The Veterans Administration is Big Government at its Worst

The 9/11 Memorial Dedication Ceremony was held May 15th in New York City to honor the approximately 3000 who were killed by terrorists at the World Trade Center. A very moving ceremony, the speakers cited stories of courage, sacrifice, and … Continue reading

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