Tag Archives: Obama

Media Idiocy

{Edited to spell Mr. Fineman’s name correctly.} Here’s one reason why political discourse in this country is so messed up. I watched the Presidential press conference on MSNBC. (Normally, I would not, but the remote wasn’t working and I hit … Continue reading

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McCain’s VP

So, Senator John McCain has chosen Sarah Palin, governor of Alaska, as his running mate. Wow. It’s taken me a while to get my head around this. Sarah Palin is a political neophyte — if your main charge is that … Continue reading

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Senator Clinton’s Speech

Senator Hilary Clinton has finished her address to the Democratic National Convention. My personal response: She didn’t hit it out of the park but she definitely got some extra bases and maybe batted some runs in. I think she delivered … Continue reading

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Health of the Republic: Down 7% to 5%

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a little while but net issues have been keeping me away. In any event, the recent passage of the so-called “FISA reform” (now with telecom immunity!) has sent the Health of the … Continue reading

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My two cents

I suspect I will write more on this, eventually, but for now, here’s what I’ve sent to the Obama campaign regarding the Senator’s disappointing collapse on FISA: I have contributed over $500 to the Senator’s campaign, more than all my … Continue reading

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Bitter taste

{Minor edits for grammar.} For full disclosure, I am an Obama supporter, I feel he is the best candidate both in terms of electability and in terms of actual ability to do the job. I’ve watched his campaign with interest … Continue reading

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Civics Lesson

I’m sure that this is going get me marked as a rabid Obama supporter (which I am not). But I can’t help but gush over his impressive response on the issue of church and state. In an interview with BeliefNet, … Continue reading

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Reagan Worship?

So Senator Obama has generated some heat by making the following remarks: I think Ronald Reagan changed the trajectory of America in a way that Richard Nixon did not and in a way that Bill Clinton did not. He put … Continue reading

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Clinton’s New Hampshire victory: What does it mean?

Short answer: A whole lot less than the punditocracy would like you to believe. Long answer: Oh, my goodness, people. Could we all just stop with the wild oscillations from day to day? No one in their right mind believed … Continue reading

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