America is broke

by Craig R. Smith -- When will someone in the political arena have the character and strength to tell the American people what they need to hear instead of what they want to more…

The Democrats' walk of shame

by Craig R. Smith -- A funny thing happened on the way to the House floor Sunday night, March 21. Several members of Congress, lead by a gavel-wielding speaker, marched past the protests more…

The Alinsky plan for America

by Craig R. Smith -- I would have loved to been a fly on the wall in Air force One on Tuesday as the president and crazy cousin Dennis headed back to D.C. more…

Message to Obama: Act like a leader

by Craig R. Smith -- It has become rather embarrassing to watch Mr. Obama make a mockery of the office of the president of the United States. It has nothing to do with more…

Wanted: Leaders with character

by Craig R. Smith -- Editor's note: The original version of this column mentioned Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, when what was meant was Jesse Jackson. The error has been corrected in this updated more…

Charlie's been a very bad boy

by Craig R. Smith -- In keeping with her commitment to the American people, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi should demand the resignation of Charlie Rangel, the powerful chairman of the House Ways and more…

Don't be an American deadbeat

by Craig R. Smith -- For months I have expressed my concern regarding the direction the current administration starting taking in January 2009, a journey that, for many, leads only to fiscal and more…

Time to change course

by Craig R. Smith -- Now that jobs are priority one for the current administration, I thought it important to offer a solid, foolproof and time-tested approach to bring the millions of lost more…

Time to man up, Mr. President

by Craig R. Smith -- After 13 months of nonstop reminders, I now have it firmly planted in my brain that Mr. Obama inherited the worst economic mess since the Great Depression. I've more…

Geithner must go

by Craig R. Smith -- This week a new era of bipartisan politics was ushered in during the congressional hearings addressing the AIG bailout. Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner failed with both Democrats and more…