The state of the Obama presidency at 100 days.
This is the kind of thing that happens to a self-destructive party -- it loses its ability to filibuster the Senate when an old respected moderate like Pennsylvania's Arlen Spector decides to switch parties. It was partially an act of political survival, of course, a kind of Joe Lieberman in reverse. Spector is up in 2010 and and there was no way he was going to win a GOP primary.
As Tom Edsall over at the Huffington Post aptly points out, one of the more absurd charges against the Obama administration comes from the right-wing, which accuses him of destroying American business. On the contrary, this president, unfortunately, is the biggest friend the banks and corporate America have ever had -- if giving them hundreds of billions counts for anything. And ti does.
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That's the conclusion of Democratic insider Ted Van Dyk. And he's a supporter.
I read your comments in the essay "Man Bites Newspaper."I just see something different. Here in Wisconsin local newspapers havebeen bought out by large media corporations like Gannett which are nowfailing. I've seen any number of fair quality papers going to dustbecause they have become trivialized rags used to push insert
We predicted several weeks ago that the Obama administration's threat to put the automakers into bankruptcy was all for political show. It looks like we were right.
We've been writing all along about how the financial crisis was going to bite sports and how the Yankees would be fan Target Number 1, at least in the anger department. More confirmation today from Tom Edsall, over at the Huffington Post. The average fan is now completely priced out of attending major league sports. And the backlash is just beginning.
One would think so. Yesterday he seemed to countenance talk of Texas seceding from the union because of the Obama administration's plans for more government involvement in the economy and higher taxes.
One can certainly be a critic of the new administration. But it's this kind of talk that will take the GOP straight down the road to oblivion.
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It's all detailed here. And remember, it's our money that's funding this.
Should we laugh or cry? Of course, they plan to pay back the loan. Or so they say.
Does the recent rise in the stock market herald an end to the crisis? Not likely, says Robert Reich.
Before Helen Mirren’s portrayal of a stoic, unsentimental Queen detached from the realities of her people in the late 90’s, there was this portrait of an engaged monarch, at age 31, from a 1957 Christmas broadcast (the first to be televised):“I hope that this new medium [television] will make my Christmas message more personal and direct.
Appointing Caroline to the Vatican is a possibility, according to news reports, and it doesn't make former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn happy. Michael Wolff has the details.