TV news has never been less trustworthy, according to Gallup poll Decades ago, when Americans sought reliable news coverage, they turned to a few reputable sources, such as Walter Cronkite, Harry Reasoner and Tom Brokaw. These days, the advent of cable television has led to a growing number of news stations, with many angled toward […]
Obama Gains Momentum As Romney Fails To Articulate Vision The latest polls tracking the 2012 presidential campaign show Obama at 49% with Romney lagging behind at 43%. Why is Obama still ahead? Romney’s refusal to release more than a single year of tax returns, in addition to his estimate for the current tax year has […]
Obama’s Education Policy President Obama has called for sweeping changes in the American education system. He is trying to make good on his promise to link teacher pay to performance. He also has a soft spot for charter schools, which he calls “laboratories of innovation”, and intends to double financing for those. “For decades, Washington […]
In his speech at Saturday’s annual Human Rights Campaign fundraising dinner, the President gave the smack down to the candidates from the last Republican debate. “We don’t believe in the kind of smallness that says it’s okay for a stage full of political leaders — one of whom could end up being the President of […]
In no way am I trying to taint yesterday with politics; what follows is my assessment on its impact on our politics as a historian, and not as a liberal Democrat. I certainly do not suggest that all of these outcomes are inevitable; I suggest that they are either possible, probably, or likely. I cannot […]
It’s a powerful speech the nation has been waiting for, for almost a decade. Say what you want about the war in Afghanistan, Obamas backing down on his promise to end it and pull home the troops, but this surely solidifies his previously vocal ambition to shift focus on intelligence instead of brute force as […]
Finally, here’s the full list of budget cuts made in the 11th hour to keep the goverment from shutting down. It’s not pretty, and as Paul Krugman wonders in his NY Times article: Where the heck is the Obama that was actually voted into office?
Most of the country, and the world, were pretty sure this time it would actually happen. I mean, smoking pot in california is about as rare and subculture as having a tan. But to everyones surprise it was voted down. No pot for you, America. This could even have been Obamas and the democrats key […]
President Barack Obama said August 21′st that Muslims have the right to build a mosque near New York’s Ground Zero. In America after 911, we would be upset that it was proven that Muslim were the ones who killed the American at ground zero. Now, not generalizing Muslims, President Obama is for world peace and […]
President Obama on Wednesday will make clear that he opposes any compromise that would extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy beyond this year, officials said, adding a populist twist to an election-season economic package that is otherwise designed to entice support from big businesses and their Republican allies. So says NY Times.