Archive for June, 2010

The Realignment That Isn’t

Posted on June 18, 2010 by

Politics is as much about action and reaction as ideas. Obama has ideas.  But on the big stage, I’m afraid, he just doesn’t know how to act. So what we thought was transformational may only be transitional. The man who seemed larger than life now seems too small for the job. Republicans made a mockery [...]

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Labor’s “Cold War” with Obama

Posted on June 13, 2010 by

The $10 million union campaign to oust Democratic Sen. Blanche Lincoln in the Arkansas primary fell ten thousand votes short, prompting a white house staffer to criticize labor for flushing their members’ money “down the toilet.” After the AFL-CIO shot back, defending its campaign on behalf of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter, a gradual truce began [...]

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Hillary?

Posted on June 4, 2010 by

On the day of that awful rampage last November when Army psychiatrist Major Nidal Hasan gunned down 13 soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas, President Obama came out to the Rose Garden. It was the president’s first remarks on the tragedy and he recited from his notes without emotion or outrage, offering what he called [...]

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