Tag Archives: Barack Obama

Petty Issues: Democratic National Convention Edition

After Tim Kaine gave part of his VP acceptance speech in Spanish, Ann Coulter went furiously to work on her new book “How Tim Kaine Conspired with Hondurans to Ruin America! A Liberal Plot.” Seeing every big name Democrat in the known universe give speeches at the DNC this week seems a little lop-sided with… Read More »

Trump Saying Saudia Arabia Should Have “Nukes” Scares Me

[Note: The actual headline of this article—which I had to edit for brevity’s sake—was “Trump Saying Saudia Arabia Should have Nuclear Weapons Scares The Hell Out of Me.”] It’s strange that the media has made covering Trump’s every second a national priority. [At this point Trump is the anti-Beetlejuice, you have to say his name three times to… Read More »

Is Obama Right in Saying Trump Won’t Succeed Him as President?

Recently, Barack Obama spoke to a group of Los Angeles fundraisers. [I wonder if Bill Maher was there? I’m guessing not. I wonder if Obama’s swinging by tonight’s Real Time episode? Also, I’m guessing not.] And he made the bold prediction that Trump isn’t “succeeding” him as President. Now sure, that sounds like sound money… Read More »

How Low Oil Prices are Undoing America’s Last Major Enemies

Later this week, I’ll write an article defending “The Obama Doctrine” and really defending the entire Obama presidency’s amazing foreign policy work, that receives too little attention. For now, I’d like to draw attention to an under-reported story in our media: how low oil prices are unraveling America’s last major enemies.  We’ve seen dozens of… Read More »

Is Thinking Black Leaders are Sell-Outs the Ultimate White Privilege?

In episode 9 of “A Year Long Conversation” we dissect the divisions in the progressive movement between age, gender, and particularly race. Because there’s a weird phenomenon out there: young, white progressives who have had relatively good lives seem to think that even black leaders are now part of “The Machine.” They seem to view themselves as more… Read More »

Why Obama Should NOT Go for the Recess Appointment

Quick legal summary: When there is a vacancy on The Supreme Court, the President gets the power to nominate a replacement. If they filibuster his nominee, it doesn’t get through, and he could technically not fill that vacancy even if they filibuster all his nominees for years. [Although so far a nominee has never been filibustered.] However, if congress is in… Read More »

Does Anton Scalia’s Death Make 2016 Race More Real?

It’s never a great thing to celebrate the passing of the dead, but Supreme Court Justice Anton Scalia wasn’t a great person. In fact, he was a really awful person, and having him on the Supreme Court is the rough equivalent of Justice Fred Phelps. [Or as long-suffering Alabamaians know all too well, Chief Justice… Read More »

Another Day, Another Dem Debate (But No Dollars)

6:02–It took me a minute to find what channel PBS is. 6:03–It looks like a Bernie crowd, he got slightly more enthusiastic applause than she did. 6:06–Bernie’s opening speech is seemingly endless. He’s talked for several minutes straight. Might wear himself out by the end of this. He talked too long in his New Hampshire… Read More »

Why Does the Media Hate Hillary Clinton?

Anyone who says the media doesn’t go after Hillary Clinton must be insane or Karl Rove or currently running for president against her. Back in 2008, SNL even had a hilarious parody of it with reporters openly showing their love for Obama while giving Hillary disdain. Right now, Bernie’s New Hampshire win was nothing short… Read More »