Tag Archives: Obama

No Shutdown, But a Lot of Sellouts

So, the Democratic Party continues its rightward drift. No surprise, but still disappointing. From John Nichols in The Nation: If you had asked Franklin Roosevelt or Harry Truman or John Kennedy or Lyndon Johnson or Jimmy Carter or even Bill Clinton what Democrats would defend in a fight over the future of government, there’s no
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Oslo City Hall

If you’ve already watched Barack Obama’s Nobel acceptance speech today (if you haven’t, at least give it a read), you probably caught at least a glimpse or two of Oslo’s stunning City Hall. I attend an event there each summer, and can’t ever get enough. At first glance, it’s not an inspired piece of architecture
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How Obama Came to Plan for ‘Surge’ in Afghanistan

Good NYT report on the decision-making process for what is now his war. Two days later, Mr. Obama flew to West Point to give his speech. After three months of agonizing, he seemed surprisingly serene. “He was,” said one adviser, “totally at peace.” Ljubljana 110, originally uploaded by pirano.
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In defense of war crimes

Remnants of Bush/Cheney (even Cheney himself) infested TV shows over the past few days to demonize the Obama administration for releasing classified documents about the previous administration’s use of torture. (I’m not sure why I even bother to watch these clips.) That most of this info was already out there and available for awhile seemed
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