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At the 100-day mark, Barack Obama still doesn't have a clear mandate for sweeping reforms
A tension lies at the heart of the Obama presidency. After 100 days in office, the public still seems uncertain how to interpret the historic nature of the election last November.
| April 28, 2009
Man bites newspaper
The genesis of the newspaper problems can be traced to Richard Nixon.
It's not news that newspapers are in huge trouble — victims of technological change and a mini-depression. What is news is the unadorned glee that is greeting the demise of newsprint.
| April 19, 2009
The word on the street is that sports are recession-proof — think again
It's one of the great myths of modern American life that, no matter what travesties befall us, sports will carry on unfazed.
| April 15, 2009
Gen Jones rules
But will they be practical problem solvers or scatterbrains on steroids?
One of the major themes of Barack Obama's political philosophy has been that it's time for America to move beyond the Baby Boom Generation's petty partisanship.
| March 19, 2009
A new battle threatens to disrupt the American political landscape, and it's hardly academic
Barack Obama's presidential campaign was successful in part because he was able to cleverly negotiate and navigate the battles that have plagued the United States the last few years.
| March 16, 2009
Obama's 'personal presidency' is overexposing the Commander in Chief, and painting him into the corners of the Oval Office.
Barack Obama is ubiquitous.
| March 10, 2009
The elephant also rises
The GOP has a bumpy road ahead of them, but if they're savvy they'll be back in power sooner rather than later.
Four months ago, the Republican Party seemed headed for the scrap heap. Today, things don't look quite so bad.
| March 03, 2009
Wish upon a czar
Paul Krugman could be Obama’s economic dream come true
Paul Krugman could be Obama’s economic dream come true
| February 18, 2009
With friends like these
Obama should worry less about befriending the GOP and more about keeping his own party in line
Warren Harding was obviously not one of our greatest presidents. But during his little more than two years in the White House, he did offer some shrewd insights into life at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
| February 06, 2009
Revenge of the nerds
For the first time since JFK, 'the best and the brightest' are back in the White House. Will Ivy-League intellect be enough to set the country straight?
Barack Obama's new administration has been characterized many ways — as a return to liberalism, a Chicago Mafia, and the harbinger of a new age.
| January 21, 2009
If a presidential speech is made outside of prime-time TV-viewing hours, does it make a sound?
For the next week, the press and pundits will talk all about the historical importance of Barack Obama's inaugural address. And, based on his past rhetorical performances, it should be a great one.
| January 19, 2009
BHO's no FDR
Nor should he aspire to be because, trite but true, things are very different now
As we enter a new year, a new administration, and indeed a new era, the advice most given to Barack Obama is model your presidency after that of Franklin D. Roosevelt's.
| December 31, 2008
Obama's victory was bought and paid for — with change
Conventional wisdom dictates that Barack Obama was swept into office on the winds of change.
| December 24, 2008
Lou Dobbs in 2012?
As the GOP implodes, the financial crisis may present a white-hot moment for a third-party voice to enter the fray
On November 4, the United States will elect a new president. And, on November 5, in this era of the permanent campaign, the Road to the White House 2012 will begin in earnest.
| October 16, 2008
George W. Bush’s failures may have set off a tectonic shift in US presidential politics, commencing a Democratic Party reign
It doesn't matter how many negative ads are broadcast or how many moose are slain on the tundra, candidates and their actions don't transform our politics nearly as much as outside events and circumstances do.
| October 09, 2008
Steering a suddenly lost GOP ship,
The past two weeks or so have seen at least one historic meltdown.
| October 02, 2008
Sarah, get your AK-47
The Alaska governor is dominating the election as we head into the fall — Why that is bad news for the Obama campaign
Ever since John McCain selected Sarah Palin to be his running mate, she has been the focus of the campaign.
| September 17, 2008
MSNBC is in Barack's corner, which may cause an electoral backfire for the Democrats
A recent Rasmussen Report poll shows that about half the country thinks the press is out to get Sarah Palin, with a full quarter saying this makes it likelier they’ll vote Republican.
| September 10, 2008
Breaking the press
Democrats need to look past the media's feel-good coverage of Obama and deal with the realities of the campaign
The narrative of this campaign was supposed to be how a triumphant Obama rode discontent against the Bush administration to an overwhelming victory.
| August 13, 2008
The reign of Spain
Never mind the Olympics — the Spanish are the big winners of 2008. Are Obama and McCain aware of this new European powerhouse?
The winner is (drum roll, please) . . . Spain.
| August 08, 2008
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| June 14, 2013 at 9:36 AM
Ornstein on Rhode Island's Senate Delegation
April 09, 2013 at 4:49 PM
In East Providence, the same-sex marriage movement crosses its t's
April 05, 2013 at 3:48 PM
Big win for Brown divest coal movement
April 04, 2013 at 3:28 PM
Farewell, Tom Heslin
April 04, 2013 at 12:33 PM
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