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Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010

Clinton turned early setbacks into success

Having taken the oath of office just one year ago, Barack Obama is a flashing meteor that sputtered out too soon—or so the national media narrative tells us. According to this story line, the young president is a presumptuous liberal who disappointed his own idealistic followers while irritating...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009

Lieberman doesn’t act on principles, just wants chaos

By bowing to Sen. Joseph Lieberman and his obstructive pals in both parties on health care reform, President Barack Obama has confirmed what Republicans always say about Democrats: They simply aren't strong enough to govern. Or at least the Democrats elected last year—and their colleagues in the Senate leadership...
Monday, Dec. 14, 2009
On my morning talk radio show, I am regularly bedeviled by a black conservative who detests President Barack Obama and parrots extreme arguments he’s heard on right-wing radio. The caller identifies himself as H.S., which tells you everything you need to know. He says it stands for House Slave. Recently, H.S. was insisting Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett would have to scale back his opposition to concealed carry and support...
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Bush Administration Was Reckless

When the barn is on fire, the bold will take action to douse the blaze, and the useless will stand around, jaws agape and scratching their beards, wondering just how the heck this thing got started in the first place. I fall squarely into the latter category, and anyway, voluntary participation in extinguishing conflagrant agricultural structures...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009

Obama seeks to redefine the center

On the eve of Barack Obama's ascension to power, at candlelit dinners across Washington, the designated theme was bipartisanship. From the speeches delivered to the choice of honorees, which included Sen. John McCain, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and incoming Vice President Joe Biden, the new...
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009
Appropriately, much has been made of the historic election of the first African American president of the United States. But President Barack Obama’s inaugural address made it clear his presidency is historic in another very important way as well. We have elected a president who actually believes in government.
01.20.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
Far more important books will be written about the Obama presidency, but the one I'm most looking forward to will examine its impact on rap music. Here's hoping this Young Jeezy track makes its first chapter: ...
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009
Ending a year with the worst economic cataclysm since the Great Depression, entering the seventh year of the Iraq war and facing a growing, all-out war between Israelis and Palestinians, you’d think we’d all be a little down. So why does everybody seem to be so upbeat about 2009? Obviously, the overwhelming credit...
01.02.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Evan Rytlewski
It isn't too much of a surprise, given that three of the four reunited this fall to play a concert for Barack Obama, but the surviving members of the Dead are giving it another go, launching a 19-date tour this spring that stops in Chicago on March 5 with a show at the All State Arena. As with their 2004 reunion shows, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart will play with Allman Brot...

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