First off, is it always wrong to make decisions based on fear?
Having been in New York on 9/11, I would contend that fear was not only a logical reaction to what was happening but also an unavoidable one. (…)
Which brings me to the second query:
What president doesn’t couple policy and fear? Obama, after all, has been as masterful as anyone in using dread to ram through ideology-driven legislation and silencing political opposition. (…)
(Moreover, almost nothing the president’s economists predicted has come to fruition; the opposite has…)