Our first post-media presidency

During the campaign, everyone kept referring to it as Obama’s ground game. Now, mainstream media deride it as Obama’s bully pulpit. In both instances, I think they are missing the point. Team Obama’s fusion of grassroots and community organizing principles with emerging technology in an effort to...

The Best Damned CNBC Takedown, Period

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM – Th 11p / 10cCNBC Gives Financial AdviceDaily Show Full EpisodesImportant Things With Demetri MartinPolitical HumorJoke of the Day The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, I salute you. Real American Heroes, right here. Hat-tip to Sarah J at...

Quick Prime Time Press Conference Reflection

Before I abandon the internet to fight the homework beast slouching towards my desk to be born, I have a few passing thoughts about President Obama’s presser I want to put out into the open:   President Obama did a great job diffusing the onslaught of Republican revisionism in the past couple of weeks...

Romancing the Phone: Stimulus Package

The Nation is reporting that despite the urgent need for an economic stimulus package and its passage in the House, the Right is leading a massive Senate calling initiative to kill the bill in the Senate:  Nonetheless, as Horn reports, “Here in Washington, DC, the word on the street is that the Right...

A Confluence of Outrages

There are two current themes in the news (and the blogosphere) that, I would argue, are more alike than different.  That this is not immediately apparent to us does not bode well for the future of the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. On the one hand, the Republicans are bloviating about the...

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