Live up to Expectations

Remarks by the President at a Memorial Service for the Victims of the Shooting in Tucson, Arizona | The White House: I want to live up to her expectations.  (Applause.)  I want our democracy to be as good as Christina imagined it.  I want America to be as good as she imagined it.  (Applause.)  All …

Returning Honor

A friend asked me to comment on why I found the Beck’s connection with Martin Luther’s King speech offensive, I had to take time to explain. I mean to be sure, the “Returning Honor” rally itself was fine and by the accounts I’ve skimmed, was pretty nice and a tamping down of the hatred of the recent past and hopefully a sign of a return to civil discourse. But I found Beck’s connection offensive and below is my explanation.

Looking for Comity in the Muslim World

Looking for Comity in the Muslim World | The Daily Show | Comedy Central: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c Looking for Comity in the Muslim World thedailyshow.com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Newt Gingrich Unedited Interview (Via The Daily Show.) The Right’s punditry are deluded broken records …

Obama Holds it Down

The ‘Rack shows how it’s done.

You are not Him

Republicans, Democrats criticize Jindal’s speech: “‘To come up in this moment in history with a stale, ‘Government is the problem, you can’t trust the federal government’ is just a disaster for the Republican Party,’ Brooks said on PBS’ ‘The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer.’ ‘It’s not where the country is, it’s not where the future of …

FactCheck.org: GOP Convention Spin, Part II

FactCheck.org: GOP Convention Spin, Part II: “The bridge reversal is not the only matter throwing doubt on Palin’s credentials as a government waste reformer. Watchdog group Taxpayers for Common Sense has reported that the small town of Wasilla, Alaska, which had not previously received significant federal funds, hauled in almost $27 million in earmarks while …

Race Talk

What Politicians Say When They Talk About Race – New York Times: “[Obama] spoke of black anger and white resentment and the significance of race in American history; his purpose was political but he spoke with seriousness and gravity and at length. Whether the speech helped or hurt him remains to be seen. But the …

Race and Reason

Here’s Obama’s speech in response to the “firestorm” over Rev. Wright. Wow. A MORE PERFECT UNION Tuesday, March 18th, 2008/ 10:17:53 ET Philadelphia, Pennsylvania “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.” Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men …

Copy Right

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is far more trouble than it’s worth.