Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The politics of ‘making your own laws’

Charles Pierce on John Boehner’s least visible body part, which the Speaker of the House thinks he’s got because he’s farted about suing the president over making Mexican American lives moderately tolerable: I have lived through the administration of 12 … Continue reading

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‘I can come out of the shadows’

Here we are: Amid the hugs in the packed room of the immigration center, Jose Delgado quietly strode to a corner and searched for his friends. Just as the image of President Obama faded from the wide screen on Thursday … Continue reading

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‘The roots of prosecutorial discretion are extremely deep’

Sam Stein got this answer from a member of the Federalist Society at its Mayflower Hotel mingling, awaiting Alito and Scalia: Before the crowd changed into black tie attire for Alito’s appearance, however, a smaller panel convened under the title, … Continue reading

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Mary Landrieu’s name doesn’t appear anywhere…

I trust Bill McKibben on environmental policy, and his breakdown of what’s in the China-United States emissions deal is clear headed. The key points: 1) It is historic. John Kerry was right to use the phrase in his New York … Continue reading

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‘When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?’

The usual caveats apply, and I need not present my skepticism credentials, but a letter from a British Columbia native shakes his head: Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country’s adding 200,000 jobs per … Continue reading

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Don’t offend the voter who will make it to the polls

So GOP turnout was great, Dem sucked. Candidates distancing themselves from the president and his achievements hurt. “Spending time talking about how much you dislike Obama probably wasn’t going to help, particularly among those most loyal to him,” writes Paul … Continue reading

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Go big, Mr. Prez

Pulling myself off the tiles this morning to the music of kumbaya made by “Morning Joe” panelists, I had one thought: Barack Obama Unbound. Your party lost the Congress and several governorships? Marvelous. Now you’re free to wave birdies under … Continue reading

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