Tag Archives: Barack Obama

On compulsory voting

A lot of chatter today about compulsory voting based on comments the president purportedly said and have as usual caused the rogues gallery to go to DEFCON 2. To “have a conversation” about compulsory voting is moot. If every man … Continue reading

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The modern GOP

Charles Pierce: This is the party that modern conservatism has built, brick by brick, one indulged lunatic at a time, over the past 60 years. I leave the details to Rick Perlstein, but there is no question that this was … Continue reading

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Obama and the press

Well: The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press. The … Continue reading

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‘He’s lost his job. How much does the government want?’

Good on the NYT editorial board for decrying the double standard whereby respected establishment member David Petraeus gets a slap on the wrist and an earnest finger wag for the leaking of classified information to his favorite reporters while Abbe … Continue reading

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Obama on pot legalization

When Barack Obama assumes his I’m Angry Now tone, affected when he realizes he is speaking as the Chief Executive, he’s too self-conscious to give a convincing performance. His past as an ironist and more typical than most adolescence and … Continue reading

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Justice Obama!

Ed Kilgore licks his chops thinking about — get this — Barack Hussein Obama as SCOTUS justice: And here’s the thing that is fascinating about the idea: can you imagine the confirmation fight an Obama SCOTUS appointment would touch off? … Continue reading

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The United States: a work in progress

Barack Obama’s speech at Selma a couple days ago worked. It accepted complexities and paradoxes. It accepted that the United States is a work in progress. The idea that we would have remained exactly as the Framers thought in 1787 … Continue reading

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