Tightening Whose Belts?

Pres. Obama said this in his weekly radio address: Government has to start living within its means, just like families do. We have to cut the spending we can’t afford so we can put the economy on sounder footing, and give our businesses the confidence they need to grow and create jobs. Mouthing right-wing...

And So The Bullshit Begins…

I had guessed it would take no more than 24 hours before some wing-nut blogger named an anonymous “highly placed insider” as the source of some bullshit claiming that Obama really cowered in the corner while all the real men in the room did the heavy lifting when it came to the attack on Bin...

What Will The 2012 Election Be About Now?

I was planning to wake up this morning and write a long post about the moral questions posed by a fiscal debate which asks us to sacrifice our long earned social-societal compact but doesn’t even bother to offer up any alternatives. That plan was destroyed in a matter of seconds by the following...

David Gewirtz Sneaks in Obama Attack Post at ZDNet Government Blog

It looks like the editors over at ZDNet have decided to allow one of their own to leave the realm of tech-blogging and move into the political game. I assume this was green-lit in order to take advantage of the virtually untapped political interests of their otherwise agnostic tech readers. The writer in...

The Old Deal

[This essay, about Obama’s past, is the first essay I’ve published about the president today. The second essay is about Obama’s future, and you can read it on Pushing Rope.] In January 2009, at the beginning of the Obama Administration, I thought everyone knew the deal. The Republicans’...

And The Battle Rages On

First off I would like to make it clear that Democrats should be a capable of both chewing gum AND walking at the same time. What I mean is that we should be able to both criticize our leaders AND vote to keep them in office simultaneously. Let me put this into perspective. In the workplace one can not...

« Older Entries