I can’t believe I’m even writing about such a ridiculous situation, but the discourse on this topic seems to be out of hand. Barack Obama, the president of the United States, will give an address to schoolchildren next Tuesday, “to encourage them to work hard, set goals and take responsibility for their learning.”. Apparently, in […]
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The polls continue the trend I wrote about last week, in showing that a majority of Americans support, “a health insurance plan administered by the federal government that would compete with private health insurers”.
So why is Republican Representative John Boehner still saying things like, “House Republicans want to hear what the president has to say, […]
Although I support a single-payer system, or at least a public option, in health care reform, I admit that there are probably reasonable arguments against them. So why aren’t we hearing any? Instead, we’re inundated by ludicrous claims that Obama will institute “death panels” and so on. Sharon Begley at Newsweek provides some interesting analysis […]
Barack Obama today signed his first piece of legislation: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act. This bill makes it easier for women and others who are being discriminated against to file complaints. Rather than discussing the details of the bill, which are readily available, I’d like to note the symbolism. During the primary, I […]
Posted in Barack Obama on Jan 15th, 2009
Since the election I’ve been so excited by the general prospect of an intelligent, rational, reasonable, and progressive president that I haven’t spent much time thinking about the details of exactly what a Barack Obama presidency will mean. As his inauguration is now only five days away, here, in no particular order, are ten great […]
It seems that some liberals are up in arms over Barack Obama’s choice of Rick Warren to give the religious invocation at his inauguration. While I certainly disagree with Warren on some key issues, gay rights and marriage equality foremost among them, this choice does not bother me. For too long, liberals have insisted on […]
In response to this inane column in Newsweek a few weeks ago, I wrote the following letter to the editor. Unfortunately, Newsweek didn’t appear to publish any letters from that issue.
I’m horrified that some people apparently believe that President-Elect Barack Oabama is the Antichrist (“Is Obama the Antichrist?” Belief Watch, November 24). And I am […]
Last month I wrote that the Obama campaign uses open source software, and that the Obama movement itself is similar to the open source software movement.
As another piece of evidence on the campaign’s use of open source software, Sun’s CEO, Jonathan Schwartz, points out that barackobama.com was built on the open source MySQL database.
I’d also […]
Among the many pieces of good news from the election, here are nine reasons to celebrate.
1. My adopted state of Colorado has gone blue. In addition to giving our nine electoral votes to Barack Obama, we will now have a Democratic governor, two Democratic Senators, and five out of seven Democratic representatives. Some people are […]
It’s time. If you haven’t already cast your vote for Barack Obama via early voting or an absentee ballot, get out and do it tomorrow! (Especially if you live in Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Nevada, or Missouri).
In case you need some inspiration, here’s a short but effective video.