Frank Salvato

Articles by Frank Salvato

As We Approach 237

As we approach Independence Day 2013, this might be a good time to take stock on the American experience: where we are, where we came from, what we are supposed to be and what we have become, collectively, as a

As We Approach 237

Benghazi: Progressives Rewrite History in Real Time

If there was ever a moment in time when the American people could collectively glean knowledge from a “teachable moment,” the Obama Administration’s handling of the al Qaeda-related attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya is surely one.  From

Benghazi: Progressives Rewrite History in Real Time

It Doesn't Matter What Obama Knew or When He Knew It

The chief obligation of the federal government – and in particular, the President of the United States – is the security of the country and her people. It is for this reason it is included, in specific terms, in the

It Doesn't Matter What Obama Knew or When He Knew It

Which Future Do You Want?

As the media pushes the cosmetic differences between the two presidential candidates, I have long said that this election is about a fundamental question: Do you want more government or less government? After the release of President Obama’s interview with

Which Future Do You Want?

The Bully Politics of Sequester

In Washington DC – and specifically in Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s chamber, legislation is all about the politics of elections and less about good government.  If it weren’t, the American people would have witnessed myriad debates on at least

The Bully Politics of Sequester

Tax the Rich or We'll Kill This Dog

Back in the 1970s, National Lampoon released an edition of their parody magazine with a picture of (presumably) a man holding a gun to a dog’s head. The headline read, “If You Don’t Buy This Magazine We’ll Kill This Dog.” 

Tax the Rich or We'll Kill This Dog

Where Did Syria's Chemical Weapons Come From?

As the news stories mount regarding Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s decision to move his chemical weapons stockpile from storage to areas closer to rebel locations, there is one thing the mainstream media is not commenting on: How Syria acquired

Where Did Syria's Chemical Weapons Come From?

Some of What Wisconsin Means

There are many in the pundit-sphere who are dissecting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s recall victory and declaring that Mr. Walker’s retention means one thing or another. Truth be told, many of their declarations hold merit as far as political science

Some of What Wisconsin Means

Obama's Broken Promise: A Better Relationship with the World

As then first-term US Senator Barack Obama campaigned for the presidency, one of the pledges he made to the American public – and the world – was that an Obama presidency would repair the reputation of the United States with

Obama's Broken Promise: A Better Relationship with the World

The Left's One-Percenter Problem

In the aftermath of Vice President Joe Biden’s “Howard Dean” moment in Ohio last week, I was struck by the sheer magnitude of the Progressive-Democrat Left’s hypocrisy when it comes to their political attacks on the so-called “rich.” As the

The Left's One-Percenter Problem

The 'Fairness' of the US Supreme Court

In the aftermath of oral arguments in both the Patient Protection & Affordability Care Act and Arizona SB1070 cases at the United States Supreme Court, many in the mainstream media, as well as the many so-called political strategists of the

The 'Fairness' of the US Supreme Court

Reaping the Rewards of a 'Progressive' America

As the nation directs its attention to the events taking place at the United States Supreme Court, specifically, the oral arguments surrounding the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, now may be a good time to evaluate some of

Reaping the Rewards of a 'Progressive' America

Obama Sees the Constitution Through a Progressive Lens

The furor surrounding President Obama’s recent comments about the authority of the United States Supreme Court to overturn enacted legislation brought consternation from many a constitutional scholar as well as at least three federal appeals court judges from the Fifth

Obama Sees the Constitution Through a Progressive Lens

A 'Constitutional Scholar' Who Doesn't Understand the Constitution

In a stunningly arrogant move, President Obama, the leader of one of the co-equal branches of the United States Government, intimated that, should the United States Supreme Court rule the individual mandate included in the Patient Protection and Affordability Care

A 'Constitutional Scholar' Who Doesn't Understand the Constitution

Why the 'Strategists' Are Wrong About a Brokered Convention

To listen to the so-called “political strategists” on any number of Conservative-leaning news outlets, you would think that moving beyond June without a locked-in Republican presidential nominee would be tantamount to inaugurating Barack Obama to a second term. “It would

Why the 'Strategists' Are Wrong About a Brokered Convention

2012 Campaign: When Did Honesty Become Optional?

Throughout time politicians and their handlers have been prone to omitting unpleasant facts or manipulating them so as to mold issues to their advantage. This is the concept behind “spin”; a form of propagandizing that crafts an “alternative” interpretation of

The Negative Tone of the Campaign Is Blocking the GOP Message

Unless you are an inside-the-beltway campaign consultant or you have been living an oblivious life, you most likely stand with the rest of the American electorate in being increasingly disgusted with the negative tone that the Republican candidates for President

Trump: How About Letting Us Make Our Own Choices?

On a stage adorned with American flags and amid the glitter of Las Vegas, Donald Trump, who had been threatening a third party run for the presidency, revealed he is endorsing Mitt Romney for president of the United States. Earlier

An 'Axelrod-esque' Moment for Gingrich

On the eve of the South Carolina GOP Primary, ABC News televised an interview with Newt Gingrich’s second wife, Marianne, where she claims the presidential contender asked her for an “open marriage” so that he could see the woman that

Raiding the Treasury to Bribe the Irresponsible

A little publicized political story, if played out to the satisfaction of California Democrats (read: Progressives), would not only set the stage for a politically motivated raid on the US Treasury, it would afford President Obama, his administration and political

Promises, Promises: The Reality of Campaign Speak

As the campaign cycle progresses we are going to hear a lot about what one candidate or another is going to do about this or that. We will, to the point of weariness, be inundated with campaign promise after campaign

So, What Actually Came of the 'Tea Party Election' of 2010?

We were so full of “hope” for “change.” No, I am not talking about the election of Barack Obama, one of the most effective Progressive presidents in American history. I am speaking of the excitement felt within the Conservative, Libertarian

Eating Our Own & Providing Strategy for Obama

One cannot turn on the television or radio without some talking head or so-called political analyst pontificating about how Newt Gingrich is grandiose, how Mitt Romney isn’t really a Conservative – and how they both have flipped on several issues

Political Baggage: Establishment & Media Manipulation

As the 2012 Election primary seasons begins to ratchet-up, we had all better get ready for an onslaught of talk about “political baggage.” Whether it’s Mitt Romney’s “Louis Vuitton baggage” of having hired illegal aliens to manicure his lawn or

The Triangulation of the 'Occupy' Movement

Throughout the painful and paradoxical existence of Occupy Wall Street (OWS) we have been told by those in the mainstream media, as well as by sympathetic politicos, that at its root, at its genesis, the OWS Movement was both organic

#OccupyWallSt: When the Greedy Feign Outrage

“Greedy: Excessively or inordinately desirous of wealth, profit, etc.; avaricious.” – Dictionary.com By now, no doubt, you have heard about the “incredible” Occupy Wall Street Movement taking place on and around Wall Street; a movement whose organizers claim is “organic”

The Idea of the 'Fair Share'

We’re hearing an awful lot about the “wealthy” paying “their fair share” where taxes are concerned. Pres. Obama and his Progressive and liberal Democrat brethren have perfectly coordinated their talking points to affect a campaign of undefined and reckless class

Framing the Election Before the Progressives Do

There is a great discontent emanating from the Democrat and Progressive base regarding President Obama’s performance, a demographic he desperately needs if he is to succeed in his bid for re-election. Many in the traditional Republican circles, especially the so-called

'On a Day When Others Tried to Divide Us'

“…on a day when others tried to divide us, we can regain the sense of common purpose that stirred in our hearts 10 years ago. As a nation, we face difficult challenges, and as citizens in a democratic society we