A White Senator Goes to Mississippi on MLK50 Day and . . . Dismisses President Obama
Barack Obama / Bernie Sanders / Obama Administration

A White Senator Goes to Mississippi on MLK50 Day and . . . Dismisses President Obama

The Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi invites a white liberal New England Senator to speak at an economic town hall on the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther Kings, Jr. Some African-Americans in Jackson objected to the invitation saying that it was just the White Senator’s typical town hall meeting with an MLK label put … Continue reading

President Obama’s Stirring Counter Terrorism Speech Defines America in Stark Contrast to Trump Rhetoric
donald trump / Obama Administration / Terrorism / Uncategorized

President Obama’s Stirring Counter Terrorism Speech Defines America in Stark Contrast to Trump Rhetoric

In his last speech on the road visiting troops, President Obama gave a valedictory address on his administration’s efforts to fight terrorism.  Its closing passages, however, were a stirring invocation of American values as he stressed: Let my final words to you as your Commander-in-Chief be a reminder of what it is that you’re fighting for, … Continue reading

Obama, RFK and the Not So Secular Left
Catholic Church / Christian Nation / christian right / Golden Rule / Kennedy's / Obama Administration

Obama, RFK and the Not So Secular Left

A few months ago, President Obama’s address at the National Prayer Breakfast caused conservatives to question whether the President was even Christian.  Yet his eloquent eulogy of Charleston’s Reverend Clement Pinckney, was an illustration of how his faith has informed his politics.  Remember, this is the same man who burst on the scene at the 2004 … Continue reading

Freedom agenda for Democrats in 2014
2014 Election / Immigration / NSA SURVEILLANCE / Obama Administration / Obama Job Performance / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Freedom agenda for Democrats in 2014

  Freedom Agenda for Democrats in 2014     HuffPost Link    SMDP Link   December 31, 2013 This has been a disappointing year for President Obama and the Democrats. One would think that a year that featured a medley of Republican self-inflicted wounds culminating in the pointless government shutdown would end with the Democrats heading … Continue reading

The Road to Shut Down ’13:  From Clinton Wars to the New Confederates
2012 Election / Budget Cuts / Health Care Reform / Obama Administration

The Road to Shut Down ’13: From Clinton Wars to the New Confederates

The Road to Shut Down ’13: From the Clinton Wars to the New Confederates The 2013 shut down of the government by Tea Party Republicans is not an event that just spontaneously sprung up this year, but rather is the result of over twenty years of actions each building on the next that made this … Continue reading

Republicans Are Losing the Post Election
2008 Election / 2012 Election / Congressional Republicans / Obama Administration / Racism / Radicalism / Republican Congress / Republican Obstructionism / Teabaggers

Republicans Are Losing the Post Election

Republicans Are Losing The Post Election February 17, 2013 For a political party, there is nothing good about losing an election. At the same time, there is little utility in the second kick of a mule, so how a party responds to a loss can be as important as how it waged the election in … Continue reading

Why Obama 2.0 Is Good for Innovation
2012 Election / Mitt Romney / Obama Administration / Obama Job Performance / Stimulus Package / Tech Policy

Why Obama 2.0 Is Good for Innovation

Why Obama 2.0 Is Good for Innovation October 23, 2012   Click to Comment This is an important election for all Americans, but especially for those of us in the tech community since decisions we make in November will impact the state of American innovation both in the short-term and for years to come. On … Continue reading

Barack Obama / Bush Administration / Jobs / Legacy / Obama Administration / Obama Job Performance

Latest Economic Data Shows Steady Improvement

MULTI-MEDIA/INFOGRAPHICS: The latest jobs and GDP data shows steady but mild improvement in the economy.  Republicans attack Obama for, in essence, scoring field goals and not touchdowns on the economy, ignoring the fact that at least we are on offense now and not losing ground like we had been under Bush. The Economy From: Advance … Continue reading

2010 Elections / Barack Obama / Bush Tax Cuts / Congressional Republicans / George W. Bush Legacy / Stimulus Package / Supply-Side Economics / Tax Cut Dogma

Surgeon General’s Warning: Voting GOP May Be Hazardous to Your Health

Since this election clearly impacts the well being of all Americans, Surgeon General Benjamin can issue warnings to be placed in voting booths across the country. Given that time is short and this is somewhat of a “unique” interpretation of the Surgeon General’s role, I have taken the liberty to list a few warnings that Dr. Benjamin might want to consider.
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Barack Obama / Claiborne Pell / Democratic Party / Health Care Reform / Obama Job Performance

Left, Right and Reality in Obamaland

If you traveled through the blogosphere this year, you would think that the country has three presidents — a foreign born socialist dictator; a tool of “business class rule and militarism” and Barack Obama who, despite the slurs being hurled on the right and left, is doing a pretty good job. Continue reading

Congressional Republicans / Health Care Reform / Judge Sotomayor / Republican Obstructionism / Stimulus Package

The GOP’s Road to Perdition

Unlike 1994, today’s GOP is on the road to perdition not revival. After five months, the Congressional Republicans have been out of step with the public on every major issue. Blocking Obama’s health plan may lead to a backlash that only accelerates the party’s descent, and come November, Democrats will “reward” them handsomely for their generosity.
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California Budget / Congressional Republicans / Stimulus Package / Supply-Side Economics


The Republicans’ denial is part of a pattern of pretending that problems that do not fit their neat little world view either do not exist (e.g., global warming) or can be easily solved (e.g., abstinence will prevent the spread of AIDS). This is, after all, the party that had three presidential candidates. Continue reading

Barack Obama / Broadband Deployment / Internet Neutrality / Stimulus Package

Obama, Net Policy and the Kindness of Strangers

President Obama has demonstrated both vision and leadership to reverse this trend by making broadband deployment a vital part of his economic stimulus package. The Internet industry, however, must recognize that broadband neglect may also be attributable to its own failure to mobilize and distill cyber jargon to its core issues — economic growth, innovation and consumer choice. Continue reading