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Why Don’t Republicans Love Obama?

UPDATED: with links Except for his skin color, Barack Obama has looked like the perfect Republican. On practically every issue Republicans say they care about, Obama has out-shined his predecessors: Immigration: record deportations Big Business: Wall Street bailout, record corporate … Continue reading

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Civil Liberties in the Age of Obama

Should you have the time, I recommend you watch Glenn Greenwald discussing the state of civil liberties in the Age of Obama and why the civil liberties indoctrinated in the Constitution  (and the American consciousness) were specifically crafted to be … Continue reading

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Extraordinarily Hypocritical or Extraordinarily Ordinary: Obama’s Brand of Change

It’s hard to think of a single area of U.S. policy where then candidate Obama promised change and now President Obama has not completely reversed his former position and reverted to the policies of Bush & Co. Some may call … Continue reading

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Is Obama Worse Than Bush?

I was passionate about Obama becoming our 44th president, and while I recognize that in the short term Obama greatly improves the U.S.’s standing abroad, I am starting to wonder whether Obama is actually becoming more dangerous for the world … Continue reading

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Barack W. Obama

This week there were two good examples of the press finally confronting Obama for his hypocrisy in furthering Bush secrecy and torture policies. First it came from the admitted Obama supporter Bob Herbert who wrote, It was thought by many … Continue reading

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On Obama and the Military Machine

I just finished watching Jeremy Scahill’s devastating indictment of the Obama Administration and the American war machine on the Bill Moyers Journal. In particular, Scahill describes the increase in troop deployment, defense contractors and misuse of defense contracts, extrajudicial detentions … Continue reading

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Obama’s Propaganda

Rachel Maddow deconstructs Obama’s prolonged detention policy. Obama now owns the propaganda. At least it is refreshing to see that some serious criticism is finally aired on a mainstream news outlet.

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Obama’s War, Obama’s Propaganda

Many Republicans are celebrating with the old “I told you so” as Obama appears to be reversing some of his campaign promises and sticking to many Bush era national security policies. But don’t be confused. It’s not that Obama suddenly … Continue reading

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Bienvenu Mr. Obama to European Cynicism

The recent G20 summit signifies Obama’s international debutante ball, but it also shows that Europe is still not ready for a Post-Bush Era of serious global problem solving.

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Obama and Air Bombing Afghanistan

It’s almost as if Bill Moyers was reading my mind because on the same day that I wrote my long diatribe on human shields and collateral damage, Moyers discussed “America’s Policy of Air Bombing” with former Pentagon official Pierre Sprey … Continue reading

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