Politics

Obama Takes a Commanding Lead Over Bush in Countries Bombed

Commentary

Commentary: Reflecting on no-change and change on this 9/11

‘Success’ after 9-11 was measured not by what each American had to change, but rather how little one had to change anything at all.  We saw this in George W. Bush’s call for Americans to ‘be American’ again by ‘going shopping’, that is, to go back to doing the kind of things that Americans enjoy…… Continue reading Commentary: Reflecting on no-change and change on this 9/11

Politics

Politics: The deficit as another example of the ‘alternative universe’ of the Republican Party

Here’s a brilliant idea… let’s go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan even though we don’t have the money to pay for it.  We can just put the tab on our credit cards.  $3,000,000,000,000 isn’t that much money anyways.  No worries.  Here’s another good idea.  While we’re at war, let’s give tax breaks to the…… Continue reading Politics: The deficit as another example of the ‘alternative universe’ of the Republican Party

Politics

Politics: On these issues, there’s little difference between Obama and Bush

Think back to the election of 2008. Do you remember how one candidate had it easy?  He had eight years of abject failure to run against.  Eight years that included the launching of two dismal wars, the creation of a torture gulag with its crown jewel at Guantánamo Bay, the ushering in of a program of robotic assassination missions and secret spying…… Continue reading Politics: On these issues, there’s little difference between Obama and Bush