Posts tagged "President Obama"

America’s Elections: Almost One Month Later

America’s Elections: Almost One Month Later
Mr. Obama Gets Another Shot at Hope and Change The following column about America’s elections was recently published in the Salvadoran newspaper La Prensa Gráfica. It was written the day after the election when Real Politik was feeling particularly bullish about the possibility of a Grand Bargain between Democrats and Republicans on deficit reduction and... Read more »

The Fighting Obama: Good Politics, Lackluster Policy

The Fighting Obama: Good Politics, Lackluster Policy
After seeing his poll numbers hit record low marks last year, President Obama and his team of advisers adopted a more aggressive public posture towards Republican opposition, as well as a born-again populist agenda around the theme of economic justice that appeared front and center during the President’s State of the Union address. The Fighting... Read more »

Memo to OWS: It's All About Campaign Finance Reform

Memo to OWS: It's All About Campaign Finance Reform
          Like the Tea Party before it, Occupy Wall Street has defied popular expectation and become a major force in American politics. As of this post, OWS protests have raged from coast to coast for more than two months. Time will tell what becomes of the movement, but OWS has definitely... Read more »
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A View of Egypt from Chicago

The Egyptian Revolution has been very well documented since Egyptians first took to the streets a little more than a week ago to protest the 30-year rule of dictator Hosni Mubarak. Protesters Clash With Riot Police in Egypt  Americans have defied our popular stereotype as an isolated, ignorant and apathetic people by giving the revolution... Read more »

What the Tea Party Gets Right... and Wrong

The midterm election results have validated the Tea Party as a bona fide player in American politics. It’s certainly possible that we are witnessing the Tea Party’s finest hour and that the movement could fade from prominence as the economy recovers. Nevertheless, let’s give credit where credit is due – the Tea Party has already... Read more »

Rush Limbaugh or President Obama? Come on CNN...

Earlier this year I heard a newscast on CNN begin with this intro:  “Who’s more extreme? Rush Limbaugh or President Obama?”  Now, I don’t want to put too much stock in cable news segways… but really? Is that even a question? Exhibit A: Rush Limbaugh Millionaire shock jock who has made a career out of... Read more »
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