Back when he was Ronald Reagan's budget director, David Stockman got "taken to the woodshed" for his candid comments about Reagan's tax cuts. Now, he says both President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan are playing class warfare with taxes.
Religion has been a tough issue for President Obama. Many question his Christianity, and some believe he's a Muslim. In speeches, White House prayer events, and attending church, he's trying to change that.
Polls show Americans blame Democrats more than Republicans for $4 gasoline prices, and President Obama's poll numbers show it. But people blame big oil companies even more, which may be a political opening for Obama.
For Obama, the situation in Syria comes as the war in Afghanistan slogs along, the US tries to disengage from Iraq while escalating its military action in Libya, and the American public is weary of foreign entanglements with no apparent connection to national security.
The box-office results for 'Atlas Shrugged' show that cinematic clashes between self-made industrialists and government bureaucrats fit this moment in American history snugly, addressing tea party sentiments.