Category Archives: Obama: What Works

Easing Into the Real World

Sometimes you have to ease into things, or putting it another way, sometimes it takes years to admit things have changed. Every baby boomer knows this – the sixties are over, Mick Jagger and the Stones are in their seventies, … Continue reading

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The Irresistible Urge to Overreact to Prove Your Seriousness

Okay, it was Paris, at Charles De Gaulle International Airport (CDG – or Charlie to some, or Chuck). It was the morning of December 23, 2001 – standing in line to check the bags full of Christmas presents for the … Continue reading

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Make Mine a Cosmopolitan

The words came from a guy who makes a good living selling somewhat absurd and quite expensive European cars to insecure strivers in a dying city in the Rust Belt – “There’s an ass for every seat.” Yep, you can … Continue reading

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Regarding the Proper Natural Disposition

Okay, if you watch Fox News and the three who speak for all America – Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck – or if you listen to the man who reminds us all of just who is right and … Continue reading

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Tiger by the Tail

On Tuesday, March 24, President Obama held yet another prime-time news conference, which the major networks carried, preempting their most profitable shows. Perhaps the man hates capitalism. The networks think so – they had to move their hits shows around, … Continue reading

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Riding the Train Between the Past and the Future

The Saturday before the inauguration of Barack Obama was a news hole – you reported on the anticipation of the event, and on that amazingly inspirational train trip (more than one hundred fifty photos here), but not on the event, … Continue reading

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The Birth of the Cool

Now that the election is over, as it seems to be, why Obama won and McCain lost seems surprisingly obvious – Obama was cool, and McCain was hot. McCain was all passion – righteous anger or weird humor, and wild … Continue reading

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