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Tag: Barack Obama

  • Elena Kagan: Please Bork Me

    In the category of “be careful what you write” comes the following from Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan: The problem is not that the Bork hearings have set a pattern for all others; the problem is that they have not. Elena Kagan Looks like we’ll learn, at a minimum, Kagan’s position on “advice and consent.”…

  • President Obama Wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

    President Obama wins the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.” I must admit I initially didn’t see what Obama did to deserve this award, especially in the first ten days of his presidency. After all, the nomination deadline was February 1, 2009. Then I did…

  • On the Value of Education — President Obama

    President Obama posted the full text of the speech he’ll deliver to students tomorrow. Here’s an excerpt: And no matter what you want to do with your life, I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it. You want to be a doctor, or a teacher, or a police officer? You want to be…

  • Mr. Obama won the White House while promising that…

    Mr. Obama won the White House while promising that his brand of kinder, gentler diplomacy would better rally the world against bad actors. Now would be a good time, and North Korea the right place, to prove it. Wall Street Journal Hat tip: One Free Korea.

  • Obama on Open Hearts

    Open hearts. Open minds. Fair-minded words. Barack Obama President Obama spoke these words in his commencement speech at Notre Dame earlier today. I may not always (or often) agree with President Obama, but if this will be the tenor of his office — and those who disagree with him — then these next few years…

  • Obama’s Budget Cuts

    Having a hard time understanding how large Obama’s proposed $100 million budget cut really is? This visualization helps it make “cents.” Hat tip: NPR’s planet MONEY.

  • is Amazing

    I created the above images using my webcam and Too much fun! Hat tip: Dean’s Comic Booth.

  • Inaguration Day

    Inaguration Day

  • The Orderly Transfer of Power

    The Orderly Transfer of Power

    An amazing event is taking place: the orderly, peaceful transfer of power. From President George W. Bush to President-elect Barack Obama. From the Republican party to the Democratic party. Without guns or threat of violence. The political process works. It’s times like this that I’m proud to be an American. Hat tip: BelderBlog.