Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Stormy Weather Ahead? : Dems Need a New Playbook

President Obama had a rainy Memorial Day. Meanwhile, the Dems are hoping for a change in the weather. Photo by Charles Rex Arbogast / AP. Peeking through the clouds:What’s ahead for the Dems? By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog … finish reading Stormy Weather Ahead? : Dems Need a New Playbook

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Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : Keep on Truckin’

Keep on Truckin’. Classic cartoon by R. Crumb.The David and Alice debate:We can’t afford to give up the fight By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver / The Rag Blog / April 11, 2010 [Austin activist David P. Hamilton announced his “retirement” from … finish reading Thomas McKelvey Cleaver : Keep on Truckin’

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Alice Embree on Political Activism : Carry it On

Alice Embree, holding sign, participates in anti-war vigil at Texas State Capitol, March 19, 2008. Photo by CodePink/Austin.On my political activism:Carry it on By Alice Embree / The Rag Blog / April 6, 2010 [On March 30, Long-time Austin activist … finish reading Alice Embree on Political Activism : Carry it On

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David P. Hamilton : On My Retirement from Political Activism

David Hamilton at MDS anti-war vigil in Austin, December, 2008. Photo by Sally Hamilton / The Rag Blog.On my retirement from political activism By David P. Hamilton / The Rag Blog / March 30, 2010 Last Sunday, the “health care … finish reading David P. Hamilton : On My Retirement from Political Activism

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Chris Hedges on Refusing to Support the Democrats

Ralph Nader was right about Barack Obama The timidity of the left exposes its cowardice, lack of a moral compass and mounting political impotence. The left stands for nothing. By Chris Hedges / March 1, 2010 We owe Ralph Nader … finish reading Chris Hedges on Refusing to Support the Democrats

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Nuke Loan Guarantees : Obama’s Atomic Blunder

Simpsons nuclear plant mogul Mr. Burns likes it!8.3 billion in nuclear guarantees:Obama throws good money after bad By Harvey Wasserman / The Rag Blog / February 17, 2010 As Vermont seethes with radioactive contamination and the Democratic Party crumbles, Barack … finish reading Nuke Loan Guarantees : Obama’s Atomic Blunder

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VERSE / Larry Piltz : You Asked Us To Believe

“Library” by Bernard Zackheim, 1933. Detail from a mural at the Coit Tower in San Francisco. It was part of a series of murals produced under the auspices of the New Deal’s Public Works Art Project. The massive effort stirred … finish reading VERSE / Larry Piltz : You Asked Us To Believe

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In the Wake of Martha Coakley : Moving Right Along

Martha Coakley: sad state of affairs. Photo from AP.In the wake of the Coakley debacle:A lesson to be learned? I would not lead you into the promised land if I could, because if I led you in, someone else would … finish reading In the Wake of Martha Coakley : Moving Right Along

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State of the Union : What Obama Must Do

Obama’s State of the Union must address: Creating jobs Reducing the deficit Re-regulating the banks By Sherman DeBrosse / The Rag Blog / January 25, 2010 People are enraged by the bonuses the banks are handing out, and many think … finish reading State of the Union : What Obama Must Do

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Our Weimar Democrats : Why They are Such Losers

Barack Obama and the Dems: Back to square one. Photo by Chris Usher / EPA.Servility and incompetence:The ‘Dead Center’ Democrats Having taken office on the sales pitch of “Hope,” the Democrats can be counted on only for timidity and incompetence. … finish reading Our Weimar Democrats : Why They are Such Losers

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Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama : Why We Can’t Wait

Martin Luther King, Jr., June 8, 1964. Photo by Walter Albertin / World Telegraph and Sun / Library of Congress / Wikimedia Commons. Elections do not deliver social change:Reading Dr. King in the Age of Obama By Billy Wharton / … finish reading Martin Luther King in the Age of Obama : Why We Can’t Wait

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The Blame Game : Reform is Bigger than Obama

Barack Obama: Were expectations unrealistic? Image from Black Agenda Report.Too simplistic to just blame Obama:High hopes and the slow pace of reform By Richard Flacks / The Rag Blog / January 13, 2010 People on the left make a serious … finish reading The Blame Game : Reform is Bigger than Obama

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