Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

The GOP Crackup

Filed under: Politics — by Will Kirkland 01/1/2012 @ 5:41:49 PM
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Robert Reich, Secretary of Labor under President Clinton, contributes regular opinion pieces on-line and to various print papers, among them, the San Francisco Chronicle.  Today he has an interesting take:
Two … [Keep reading >>]

Giving Obama a Break

Filed under: Pundits | Women — by Will Kirkland 12/17/2011 @ 3:25:04 PM
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Gail Collins is on my daily read list.  Sometimes she’s a bit too cute, a bit too Maureen Dowdish, but more often she approaches the diva of top columnists, Molly … [Keep reading >>]

A Leaderless Country Spends $800,000/year/prisoner at Guantanamo

Filed under: War — by Will Kirkland 11/12/2011 @ 2:35:34 PM
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You know we’re about at the point where the explosions going off in our heads at each days news is beginning to to change from warnings and prompts to action … [Keep reading >>]

High Networth Pickets of Obama in SF

Filed under: Citizen Action | Civil Liberties | Democrats — by Will Kirkland 10/26/2011 @ 1:06:25 PM
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…some of the Democratic Party’s biggest donors gathered Tuesday – not inside his tony San Francisco fundraiser at the W Hotel, but outside on the sidewalks carrying signs in protest … [Keep reading >>]

Obama freezes local reporters out of S.F. event

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 10/25/2011 @ 9:17:48 AM
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“President Obama is scheduled to appear before hundreds of donors at a $7,500-a-plate noontime fundraiser today at San Francisco’s W Hotel – but not a single local reporter will be … [Keep reading >>]

Ku Klux Klan on the Rise?

Filed under: Europe — by Will Kirkland 10/6/2011 @ 11:13:58 AM
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We couldn’t have been more shocked in Como, Italy a few days ago to see this photo, enormous and above the front page fold of La Stampa, one of Italy’s … [Keep reading >>]

Obstructionists in the White House

Filed under: Books | Economy | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 09/21/2011 @ 1:52:27 PM
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Frank Rich and Adam Moss talk about what’s really in Ron Suskind’s new book, The Confidence Men.  It’s pretty ugly all the way around.  Reminds me of the incompetence, weakness,  … [Keep reading >>]

Obama Shows his Pusilanimity Again

Filed under: Environment — by Will Kirkland 09/2/2011 @ 1:06:43 PM
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The Obama administration is abandoning its plan to immediately tighten air-quality rules nationwide to reduce emissions of smog-causing chemicals after an intense lobbying campaign by industry, which said the new … [Keep reading >>]

AFL-CIO President Calls on Obama to Quit the Tea-Party

Filed under: Democrats | Economy | Obama Administration — by Will Kirkland 08/25/2011 @ 5:56:11 PM
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“Richard Trumka, president of union giant AFL-CIO, delivered a scathing review of President Barack Obama at a press breakfast Thursday morning. He accused him of abandoning Democratic ideals and aligning … [Keep reading >>]

A Devastating Look at Obama’s Economic Strategy

Filed under: FrontPage — by Will Kirkland 08/14/2011 @ 9:15:10 AM
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Sitting in the morning chill of Ashland, OR, cup of coffee near my lips, Measure for Measure in the wings, I was flipping through the NY Times headlines on my … [Keep reading >>]

Make Obama Face A Primary

Filed under: Politics — by JKaplan 08/10/2011 @ 4:35:44 PM
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Bernie Sanders might be the first of major public faces to call for it, but he isn’t alone,
, I think one of the reasons the president has been able to … [Keep reading >>]

Homilies Instead of Home Truths on Climate Change

Filed under: Climate Change | Environment — by Will Kirkland 06/6/2011 @ 1:49:47 PM
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“When Obama took office, he appointed some of the country’s most knowledgeable climate scientists to his Administration, and it seemed for a time as if he might take his responsibility … [Keep reading >>]

Words for Acts

Perhaps an honest world will never exist. But what's to keep us from dreaming? If each one of us tries to change, maybe we'll succeed.

Rita Atria -- The Sicilian Rebel

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