Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Robert Sheer : Hogwash, Mr. President

State of the Union: Platitudinous hogwash? Photo by Miller / New York Daily News.State of the Union:Hogwash, Mr. President The speech was a distraction from what seriously ails us: an unabated mortgage crisis, stubbornly high unemployment, and a debt that … finish reading Robert Sheer : Hogwash, Mr. President

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Harry Tarq : JFK and Obama Inspired Something Bigger Than Themselves

Jack Kennedy inspired idealism in youth of the 60s. Photo from Dysonology.JFK and Obama:Leaders who knew not what they were creating By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / January 23, 2011 A young college kid I walked to campus … finish reading Harry Tarq : JFK and Obama Inspired Something Bigger Than Themselves

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Harry Targ : Good Obama, Bad Obama: The Changing Frame

Photo from The Guardian, U.K.The story so far:Achievements and disappointmentsduring the Obama years By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / December 27, 2010 Changing media frames of political reality I am an inveterate watcher of MSNBC, the “liberal” end … finish reading Harry Targ : Good Obama, Bad Obama: The Changing Frame

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Dick J. Reavis : Are Hoover and Obama Peas in a Pod?

Herbert Hoover and Barack Obama: Peas in a pod? Image from Decline of the Empire.The more things change…The Obama tax compromiseBy Dick J. Reavis / The Rag Blog / December 13, 2010 The story below is from the January 3, … finish reading Dick J. Reavis : Are Hoover and Obama Peas in a Pod?

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James McEnteer : Obama, Can This Really Be the End?

Sixties flashbacks. Image from Cabbages and Kings.Acid reflux flashbacks:Obama, can this really be the end? By James McEnteer / The Rag Blog / December 7, 2010 [Though we share much of his frustration, the opinions expressed by James McEnteer are … finish reading James McEnteer : Obama, Can This Really Be the End?

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David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

The playing field has never been level, but the advantages now enjoyed by the capitalist class in the electoral system have reached a qualitatively new high. By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | October 28, 2010 This article … finish reading David P. Hamilton :
‘Citizens United’ and the corruption of American politics

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Paul Krassner : An Open Letter to Barack Obama

Image from GetReligion.org. Listen to Thorne Dreyer‘s two-part interview with author, journalist, and legendary satirist Paul Krassner on Rag Radio here and here. To find all shows on the Rag Radio archives, go here. ‘Eat, pray, be disappointed’:An open letter … finish reading Paul Krassner : An Open Letter to Barack Obama

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Harry Targ : From Labor Day to Election Day

Obama’s Labor Day speech in Milwaukee: start of something new? Photo by Morry Gash / AP.The working class built this country:Now we must mobilize to transform it By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / September 9, 2010 From Labor … finish reading Harry Targ : From Labor Day to Election Day

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Alice Embree : The War is Over

Dude. The War is over. President Obama visits with Iraq war veterans and their families at Fort Bliss, Texas, August 31. Photo from AFP.(But don’t tell the GI’s at Fort Hood)THE WAR IS OVER! By Alice Embree / The Rag … finish reading Alice Embree : The War is Over

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Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Sherrod, Obama, and Preemptive Surrender

Waving the white flag.Shirley Sherrod, Barack Obama,And the policy of preemptive surrender By Rabbi Arthur Waskow / The Rag Blog / July 27, 2010 In one week of the Sherrod Saga, America recapitulated the whole history of racism since the … finish reading Rabbi Arthur Waskow : Sherrod, Obama, and Preemptive Surrender

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Obama’s Speech : No News is No News

President Obama: televised speech is weak response. Image from CBS.No news is no news:Gulf crisis imploding presidency?By Greg Moses / The Rag Blog / June 16, 2010 Flanked above his left shoulder by what looked like a pair of turkey … finish reading Obama’s Speech : No News is No News

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Connecting the Dots : Theory and History

Audience members listen to a translation through headphones as President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University on June 4, 2009. Photo from Radio Free Europe.Connecting the Dots:Developing a theoretical worldview By Harry Targ / The Rag Blog / June 11, … finish reading Connecting the Dots : Theory and History

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