Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

In light of the last post, this needs to be said. Barack Obama apparently has a fucked up view of executive power. From Greenwald: When Obama was seeking the Democratic nomination, the Constitutional Law Scholar answered a questionnaire about executive power distributed by The Boston Globe‘s Charlie Savage, and this was one of his answers: 5. Does the Constitution […]


I remember I was in kindergarten. It was 1992, and I was vaguely aware of the world around me. I had been for a while; in pre-school I remember my parents talking about Sadd-am Husein (pronounced exactly that way). We were at war, and being but a small child, this deeply concerned me. I heard […]


Via NRO, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Ten) goes after the attachment to the health care bill: “Up to now, 15 out of 19 million student loans were private loans, backed by the government,” Alexander says. “Now we’re going to borrow half-a-trillion from China to pay for billions in new loans. Not only will this add to […]


The first of a couple posts tonight First, a semi-custom poll from yours truly via Pollster (I’m temporarily giving up on how to embed that). It’s just about a 5 point gap, which is near the margin of error. I removed all clearly biased polls on both sides. The only controversial removal I made was Rasmussen, […]


It’s a weird premise, I know. And I know I’m one of the few people who persistently defends the Killers’ sophomore effort. I read a criticism somewhere that someone had said that the album was something along the lines of “an HBO miniseries on the Dust Bowl starring the cast of Gossip Girl.” And that’s […]


I got into many conflicts with one of politics professors last year, and I kept on wondering why Obama kept proving me right. I remember a different, far more intelligent, professor once confessing that she thought the Baby Boomers may have actually ruined liberalism. Ambinder provides some must read context in a brilliant article: There […]


Via HuffPo: “They’re going to present us their recommendations. It’s their plan,” he said. “From what I know about it, I agree with it.” For McCain, the plan has virtue because it is backed by the generals and the ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker. “I like it best because it’s what Ambassador Crocker and General […]