July 19th, 2013

kohenari:

If you’re not following Adam Weinstein on Twitter, you’re missing a truly masterful performance as he retweets some of the best of the racist, conspiracy-theorist wingnuttery from around the interwebs in the wake of President Obama’s comments on Trayvon Martin’s death and the George Zimmerman trial.

Thanks! Diving into this madness is not for everyone. But I consider it kinda important to flush out the mildewy buildup on society’s machinery every now and then.

Reblogged from Ari Kohen's Blog
September 7th, 2012

There’s an old rule of thumb in politics: Every election is about the future. Obama is betting the White House on this. Months ago, David Axelrod, the president’s chief strategist, told me, “Obama ran for president because he believed there was a confluence of problems that were a long time in the making, a consequence of rapid changes in communications, technology, and the economy. And the real question was, ‘Are we mature enough as a country to deal with that in a way that works for most Americans?’”

Once again, Obama is proceeding with a message of some sophistication: This election is not about venting; it is about selecting the path forward. And he’s hoping that voters—especially those few remaining undecided ones—will choose not to vent about the current state of the economy, will ignore the usual campaign silliness, and will carefully consider the alternatives before making an informed decision about what lies ahead.

David Corn, “Obama’s Big Speech: It’s a Fight About Values

May 7th, 2011
March 6th, 2011
I saw a lot of good stuff and bad stuff in Iraq. This was some of the best good stuff I saw:

Seconds after the inauguration Tuesday of President Barack Obama, Sgt.  1st Class Theresa Snow, Task Force Dragon, Multi-National Corps-Iraq,  hangs the new commander in chief’s photo at the Sports Oasis Dining  Facility at Camp Victory. (Photo by Army Sgt. J. Krawczyk)

I saw a lot of good stuff and bad stuff in Iraq. This was some of the best good stuff I saw:

Seconds after the inauguration Tuesday of President Barack Obama, Sgt. 1st Class Theresa Snow, Task Force Dragon, Multi-National Corps-Iraq, hangs the new commander in chief’s photo at the Sports Oasis Dining Facility at Camp Victory. (Photo by Army Sgt. J. Krawczyk)

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