Tag Archives: Obama Administration

Tom Hayden :
The negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

Public opinion supports Bergdahl but Republicans and neocons are grumbling about his anti-war statements and rumors that he went AWOL. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | June 5, 2014 After the negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, I … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

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Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

Once the Republicans tried to wrest back welfare reform as a political issue from Clinton, it was a race to see who could pander most successfully to the electorate. By Lamar W. Hankins | The Rag Blog | March 19, … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins :
Both Democrats and Republicans have it wrong

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Carl Davidson and Harry Targ :
In State of the Union, Obama pulled his best punches

The speech reflected the fact that Obama is ‘back in the game,’ but things still aren’t looking good for most of us. By Carl Davidson and Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | February 3, 2014 In the lead-up to … finish reading Carl Davidson and Harry Targ :
In State of the Union, Obama pulled his best punches

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Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

Front page of The Baltimore Sun, August 9, 1974. Let there be no question: Richard Nixon was a crook! He surrounded himself with men who did not believe in democracy but understood what compromise might be required to maintain and … finish reading Ron Jacobs : Remembering the Resignation of ‘Nixon the Crook’

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Harry Targ : Benghazi is the Perfect ‘Scandal’

Political cartoon by Daryl Cagle / Cagle Cartoons. Benghazi:The perfect ‘scandal’ The real ‘scandal’ is the cover-up of what the U.S. was doing in Libya. By Harry Targ | The Rag Blog | May 30, 2013 On the night of … finish reading Harry Targ : Benghazi is the Perfect ‘Scandal’

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

Photo by Jim Watson / AFP / Getty Images./ Foreign Policy. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency / 2 “You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’? / 2

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Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

The Imperial Obama? Image from The Express Tribune. The ‘new normal’? The Imperial Presidency “Same as it ever was…” — Talking Heads (“Once in a Lifetime”) By Jim Turpin | The Rag Blog | February 27, 2013 First of a … finish reading Jim Turpin : Is the Imperial Presidency the ‘New Normal’?

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Alan Wieder : Race to the Bottom

Image from Diary of a Public School Teacher. Race to the bottom: Educating Obama Inspiration and curiosity and breadth and depth in learning are often usurped by crowded and underfunded schools, high stakes testing, zero tolerance and incarceration, and the … finish reading Alan Wieder : Race to the Bottom

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Tom Hayden : Sticking It to Wall Street

The fallen bull. Image from Tumblr.A legacy of Occupy: Sticking it to Wall Street The Occupy movement energized a vanguard of voters to become more populist in their demands. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | November 15, 2012 … finish reading Tom Hayden : Sticking It to Wall Street

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ELECTION 2012 / Jonah Raskin : A View from California

“California Dreaming.” Art by Tom Horner / Dribble. Inset image below from San Francisco Sentinal.A view from California:Which way the wind blows Obama’s reelection is only the beginning. The hard work of transforming the nation lies ahead By Jonah Raskin … finish reading ELECTION 2012 / Jonah Raskin : A View from California

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Jack A. Smith : America’s Conservative Era

Image from Research Digest.The election reflectsAmerica’s conservative era As the Republicans moved ever further to the right… so too did the Democrats. This leaves the U.S. as the world’s only rich capitalist state without a mass party left of center … finish reading Jack A. Smith : America’s Conservative Era

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Jack A. Smith : The U.S. and Irreversible Climate Change

Cartoon from Saida Online.With U.S. leading the way:Irreversible climate change looms By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | November 29, 2011 The Obama Administration has largely remained passive about the critical imperative to reduce greenhouse gases to limit … finish reading Jack A. Smith : The U.S. and Irreversible Climate Change

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