Al Kaltman

Al Kaltman is a political science professor who teaches a leadership studies course at George Washington University. He is the author of Cigars, Whiskey and Winning: Leadership Lessons from General Ulysses S. Grant.

Most Recent Articles by Al Kaltman:

The Obama Administration Spits in the Face of Great Britain

Apr 28, 2010 — Al Kaltman

On Friday, Philip J. Crowley, the Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, reaffirmed the Obama administration’s position that with respect to the dispute between Great Britain and Argentina over the status of the Falkland Islands, the US stance is one of neutrality.  He repeated Secretary of State Clinton’s offer to mediate the dispute.


A Feckless Response

Apr 8, 2010 — Al Kaltman

Feckless can mean irresponsible, incompetent, ineffectual, feeble, weak, futile and useless.  All of the possible meanings for feckless apply to the US Government’s response to the incident involving the Qatari diplomat who Wednesday lit up on United 663 while on route to Denver.


The Fishy Smell from the White House’s Plans for Federal Control of Health Care

Aug 7, 2009 — Al Kaltman

The White House has warned the American people that “there is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.” Since the White House can’t keep track of all of “these rumors,” Linda Douglass, the director of communications in the White House Health Reform Office, has aske d the American people to help her target those individuals who fear that Obama intends to eliminate private health insurance and curtail health care for the elderly: “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).”