Tag: Barack Obama

The Republicans Make Dangerous Noises on Immigration

Election years generally make for outrageous political posturing – especially during primary season. (Remember Joe Plumber?) Yet, even seasoned political commentators have been thoroughly surprised (and in my case disappointed) by the GOP’s latest statements on the Fourteenth Amendment.  GOP Senators McCain and Graham The Fourteenth Amendment contains the Citizenship Clause, which states that any person... Read more »

Afghanistan: Take the Troops, Leave the Spooks

The United States is approaching its tenth year of the War in Afghanistan. Even before WikiLeaks released its extensive archive of behind-the-scenes documents chronicling a war gone awry, it was difficult to find a voice of optimism about the war, save the official communications of the Obama Administration.  The War in Afghanistan began as a... Read more »

Conservatives Liberals Should Like

A friend pointed out that my posts to date have not been complimentary of the Republican Party or the conservative movement. It’s true that I am immensely disappointed with today’s GOP and the extreme right-wing talking heads embodied by the Rush Limbaughs and Michael Savages of the world. Yet, I do not wish to use this... Read more »
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The Real America: BP, Wall Street and the Upper 5%

The Republican Party likes to tout itself as representing “The Real America”. Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Tea Party crowd have raised hoards of money playing on the grievances of low-income, mostly white Americans that fit their definition of this group. Yet, a closer analysis of the GOP’s policies and priorities... Read more »

Joke's on the Tea Party

As Chris Cillizza reported in today’s Washington Post, data from a new Gallup poll suggests Tea Partiers are not the independent-minded, organic movement described by the mainstream media – rather, they are marching in lockstep with the Republican Party.  This might be good news for the GOP in the short term, but Tea Partiers are bound... Read more »

In Defense of Barack Obama

Today’s New York Times included an article by Nicholas Kulish referencing a Pew Research Poll showing that President Obama is more popular abroad than at home. I highly recommend checking out the poll but the Times article missed the mark by asserting that “Obama is struggling at home”. This narrative that “Barack Obama is in trouble” has spread like wildfire... Read more »
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