Gene Healy on Obama's 'Second-Term Blues'

We're a long way from sufficient congressional push back on unauthorized presidential war-making. But Congress is certain to push back hard on Obama's "legacy project," using the bully pulpit to push new gun control legislation. That effort is more likely to result in electoral backlash than in sweeping new restrictions.

If this president does tend toward the melancholy, before long, he's really going to need a hug, writes Gene Healy. The "second-term blues" are on their way.

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