Tag Archives: Obama Presidency

Jack A. Smith :
Have Obama and the Democrats actually
become liberals?

Wow, this is like Christmas every day for the next two years! Of course, none of it will happen. By Jack A. Smith | The Rag Blog | February 4, 2015 Has the 2015 center-right Democratic Party transmuted literally overnight … finish reading Jack A. Smith :
Have Obama and the Democrats actually
become liberals?

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Tom Hayden :
Message to the president

Now is the time to fight for a legacy you can be proud of, and to lay down a path to victory for your coalition in 2016. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | November 6, 2014 The Congressional … finish reading Tom Hayden :
Message to the president

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METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

I guess my attitude towards elections could be taken as evidence that my purity has been compromised. Maybe the old cat has been belled. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | August 27, 2014 “Would you rather vote for … finish reading METRO | Steve Russell : Voting for change

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Tom Hayden :
The conservative fear of ‘losing America’

Obama is the first president to acknowledge, without quite saying so, that we live in a multipolar world and can no longer dictate our desired outcomes. By Tom Hayden | The Rag Blog | May 17, 2014 The national security … finish reading Tom Hayden :
The conservative fear of ‘losing America’

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Tom Hayden : Is Obama Really in Control?

This plane carrying Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to land in Vienna despite Obama’s earlier comment that he “wouldn’t scramble jets against a 29 year old hacker.” Photo by Andres Gutierrez / AP. Refs being ‘worked’? Does Obama control … finish reading Tom Hayden : Is Obama Really in Control?

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Steve Russell : Citizens United and ‘Scandalgate’

Richard Nixon: “I am not a crook!”Scandalgate The Citizens United case has put us in a situation where Watergate is such small potatoes that it’s almost quaint. By Steve Russell | The Rag Blog | November 2, 2012 Luke Russert, … finish reading Steve Russell : Citizens United and ‘Scandalgate’

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Jim Simons : Ralph Nader Was Right

Graphic from AboveTopSecret.comRalph Nader was right:No more voting for the ‘lesser evil’ When will we stop doing the same thing every four years and marveling that the results are not different? By Jim Simons | The Rag Blog | September … finish reading Jim Simons : Ralph Nader Was Right

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Danny Schechter : The Obama Defection

Obama under fire. Image from PressTV.The Obama defection:Former supporters lambaste the President Just this week he reportedly begged his supporters to send more money as donations fall off. He may be panicking. By Danny Schechter | The Rag Blog | … finish reading Danny Schechter : The Obama Defection

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Jack A. Smith : 2012 Elections: ‘Another Fine Mess…’

Train car outside Cheyenne, Wyoming. Image from Big American Night.‘Another fine mess…’The 2012 elections won’t bring progressive change If Obama returns to the White House it will be to the same mess the U.S. finds itself in today. Should Romney … finish reading Jack A. Smith : 2012 Elections: ‘Another Fine Mess…’

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Van Jones : What Went Wrong in the Age of Obama

Van Jones. Photo by Bill Pugliano / Getty Images.The Age of Obama:What went wrong (and how to fix it) By Van Jones / Progressive America Rising / April 3, 2012 [This article is adapted from Van Jones’ new book, Rebuild … finish reading Van Jones : What Went Wrong in the Age of Obama

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Ian Buruma : Is the U.S. in a ‘Dangerous State of Funk’?

Graphic from Progressive America Rising.Is the U.S. in a ‘Dangerous State of Funk’? Much political rhetoric, and a spate of new books, would have us believe that the U.S. is in a dangerous state of funk. By Ian Buruma / … finish reading Ian Buruma : Is the U.S. in a ‘Dangerous State of Funk’?

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Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, Progressives, and the White Nationalist Backlash

Image from Reckless Eyeballing.Task for progressives in 2012:Monkey-wrenching the white united front It has been striking that many progressives have said so little about race, racism, and the discourse of right-wing populism in the context of the upcoming elections. By … finish reading Bill Fletcher, Jr. : Obama, Progressives, and the White Nationalist Backlash

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