Tag Archives: Barack Obama

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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Suck it, red states

Should the Supremes rule against the government in King v. Burwell, the consequences of poor dieting, poverty, and wretched jobs will destroy red state citizens, whose governors and legislatures haven’t created exchanges because it’s politically awesome to tell their poor, … Continue reading

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King v. Burwell: the Great Decider rumbles

Well! On first glance this doesn’t look good if you’ve lost The Great Decider on a federalism question: Trained constitutional lawyers will find it noteworthy that his focus here is on the consequence for states as such, and not for … Continue reading

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