From the President’s State of the Union speech: Seven years ago, Rebekah and Ben Erler of Minneapolis were newlyweds. She waited tables. He worked construction. Their first child, Jack, was on the way. They were young and in love in America, and it doesn’t get much better than that. “If only we had known,” Rebekah […]
Entries Tagged as 'Barack Obama'
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My good family friend Avram Barlowe penned this thoughtful piece which I think merits wider reading. Avram is a teacher in the New York City public school system and a union shop steward. What Would Carl Oglesby Say About Bob Rubin? . . . and by extension, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama? Coming of age […]
November 21st, 2012 · Comments Off
EnvironRant has a fake interview with President Obama on the climate crisis.
November 20th, 2012 · Comments Off
I was offline last week, so I missed President Obama’s press conference last week. Included in it were the President’s remarks on climate change, which while acknowledging its existence offered nothing in terms of commitment to action, let alone action the scale needed to confront the climate crisis. Here’s some of what President Obama said: […]
November 8th, 2012 · Comments Off
Kevin C. Murphy lays out what we are going to see coming in the lame duck and early days of 2013: We all know what’s coming up first, and Glenn Greenwald already laid out the dismal pattern we can expect — and need to break — on the Grand Bargain front. True to form, Peter Orszag — and […]
November 7th, 2012 · Comments Off
Some thoughts on the day after the election: Pro-gay marriage referenda passed in Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, and Washington state. This is an incredible victory, given that in years past these sorts of popular votes were brought by anti-equality conservatives. The culture war is changing and marriage equality is becoming a reality in an ever-larger swath […]
November 5th, 2012 · Comments Off
Matt Stoller has a very long and very thorough response to some of the criticisms levied against his progressive argument against Barack Obama. It’s long and there’s a lot worthy of consideration. But I think this passage on the need to generate real resistance to what is happening with the climate crisis, with the entrenchment […]
November 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off
I can’t decide if this is hilarious or terrifying. The punchlines come in at around 4:30. By WeAreChange.org.
November 1st, 2012 · Comments Off
I’ve found the ouvre of bloggers writing about why progressives should vote for Obama to be generally dismissive and unserious, at least in so far as they are in response to much more principled, thorough and thoughtfully honest pieces about why certain people have decided not to vote for Obama. The amount of venom and […]
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October 31st, 2012 · Comments Off
Duncan Black: While our liberal media coddled and adored them, the truth was that the Tea Party never actually had anything to be angry about. Obama didn’t take their guns, or raise their taxes, or give free Cadillacs to strapping young bucks. He did continue to be black, so there’s that I guess. They couldn’t […]