Category Archives: Obama Needs to Step Up

The Underdog’s Game

It’s a David and Goliath thing – everybody roots for the underdog. You see it in sports all the time – the older and slower team, playing for the last time together, with one more shot at glory, faces the … Continue reading

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Zen and the Art of Politics

If you listen to Sean Hannity every night on Fox News – not recommended actually – you will learn that President Obama is the most hated American president ever – and he’s so hated no one will vote for him, … Continue reading

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Those Who Wait and Those Who Don’t

The middle of a long holiday weekend is when there is no big news in the world. And that goes double when the holiday is Labor Day and the day is Sunday. The Saturday college football games have been played, … Continue reading

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The Limits of Political Gamesmanship

And other forgettable August ended with another burst of the surreal: Any hopes that a kinder, gentler bipartisan Washington would surface once Congress returns after Labor Day were summarily dashed on Wednesday when President Obama and Speaker John A. Boehner … Continue reading

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No Big Ideas

Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you. But everyone knew. Jumping Joe has left and gone away – he married Marilyn Monroe. He was a great baseball player but he had other priorities. … Continue reading

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Sweet Righteous Bullying

Yes, the national panic over shark attacks has passed into pop culture history, although another summer is coming. But the cable news folks, desperate for a hook to keep people from clicking over to the Travel Channel or the Food … Continue reading

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An Alternative Town Hall

The August healthcare reform debate of 2009 rolls on – Michael Moore’s Sicko pops in and of rotation on the secondary cable channels, for the lefties, while over on Fox News you get the nonstop bashing of Obama and the … Continue reading

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