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A few more ruminations

I'll be taking a few days off for the holidays, but I'll try to check in and respond to comments and post stuff every couple days.

Here are a few tidbits I've found especially interesting recently:

Brent Budowsky has the closest thing to a Take Back Barack essay I've read yet.

The Libertarian Party has decried Obama's foreign policy, or at least his indicators of policy, saying we'll be in Iraq and Afghanistan for "his entire presidency."

The Obama transition team is still using the campaign Web site, to organize more house meetings and to show off the ones that have already happened.

A Dallas resident has posted a list of five Dos and five Don'ts for the Obama administration. No surprises here - they are why we elected the man.

Michael Pollan, a man some wanted to see as the Secretary of Food, has denounced Obama's pick of Tom Vilsack as Secretary of Agriculture, noting - among other pointed observations - that Vilsack didn't use the word "food" in his first remarks as a nominee.

Even though Dick Cheney has confessed to war crimes, people in the know suggest that nobody will be held accountable. How that serves as a deterrent to others, or a statement to the world that it's unacceptable, is beyond me.

The New York Times suggests that Obama's plan to spend billions on fixing the country's roads, bridges, railroads, and buildings might not have the effect he's hoping for, which is a warning that Obama needs to remember to stay true to those who elected him, and to whom he has promised protection.

And Mother Jones suggests that Obama may fail to change Washington - and that it may change him instead. A chilling warning indeed.

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