Tag Archives: Barack Obama

ACA: “the Republican congress will not ‘fix’ anything”

For all the chatter about John Roberts valuing the Reputation of the Court I’m certain that he has thought hard about King vs Burwell and siding with his conservative brethren; and, no, I don’t think the Fuller or Rehnquist Courts … Continue reading

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SOTU: ‘garbage’

I can’t do better than Alex Pareene’s column headline: “The State of the Union Is Dumb Hacks Writing Garbage Speeches.” It’s a response to a mortifying NYT profile of one Cody Keenan, whose name is trouble enough without adding “Hemingway,” … Continue reading

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‘Obama traidor!”

See? These protests distinguish Cuban-Americans from other immigrant blocs: The U.S.-Cuba diplomatic agreement, a result of 18 months of secret high-level negotiations between the two countries, caught Cuban-Americans by surprise. Reaction in South Florida has been mixed. Some reject it, … Continue reading

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The Republican time warp

I don’t often post political popcorn munching a la Chuck Todd, but this post about the impact of the Cuba news on 2016 sounds accurate: As on many other issues, the passage of time and the change of generations make … Continue reading

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Autumn of the patriarchs

During a banal conversation about holiday plans at my grandmother’s last week, her caretaker said she was spending Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Cuba. “Take me with you!” the ninety-year-old said, five minutes after she’d denounced the Castro brothers … Continue reading

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The can-do spirit of Beltway consensus

Internal pal Karl Malone fleeces the WaPo’s congressional reporter’s article about the efforts by House liberals, encouraged by Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren, to gum up the passage of Democratic legislators and the White House’s attempt to destroy Barack Obama’s achievements … Continue reading

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The revolving door of government and lobbyists

Glenn Greenwald, co-star of Citizenfour, interviews James Risen about his new book with the self-explanatory title Pay Any Price: Greed, Power and Endless War. On record as claiming Barack Obama is the “greatest enemy to press freedom in a decade,” … Continue reading

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