Tag Archives: Barack Obama

The Classiest of Class Acts

It was a long time ago – October 2008 – and things were spinning out of control for John McCain. Some of that was Sarah Palin – a rabble-rouser by instinct and gleefully unaware of how dangerous that could be. … Continue reading

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The Transition to Darkness

Things change in America in ten days, when Donald Trump becomes America’s president, but this day was the real transition. Obama gave his thoughtful and generous and hopeful farewell address in Chicago. Obama is a mensch. People get that now. … Continue reading

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The Limits of Cool

Barack Obama will be gone soon. No one now gets more than two terms, and there is life after the presidency. Jimmy Carter hooked up with Habitat for Humanity. Bill Clinton has his foundation. The first George Bush simply enjoyed … Continue reading

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The Last Statesman

It may be that Barack Obama is anticipating a Trump presidency, where Trump will do everything he says he will do, which is his vow. We’ll pull out of the Paris Climate Accords because global warming is a hoax cooked … Continue reading

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Almost Beyond Pandering

San Diego isn’t Hollywood. The drive down there takes you through San Clemente, where Nixon had his Western White House, as they called it, then past Camp Pendleton, the largest Marine base in the West, then past La Jolla, where … Continue reading

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Good Year Bad Year

Facebook hasn’t quite killed the Christmas letter yet, although the Christmas card industry is dying. Fewer Christmas cards arrive each year. A single post in Facebook, with a cute graphic, covers most everyone, even those random imaginary friends – those … Continue reading

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Now No One Can Breathe

No one should have been surprised, because geography matters. Staten Island is to New York City as Simi Valley is to Los Angeles – the smallest of the five boroughs, it’s predominately white, a bit isolated, and where all the … Continue reading

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