Tag Archives: Obama

End of an Era

About a month ago, the Fox News website (of all places) interviewed me for an article on historians’ assessments of Bush II’s legacy.  The reporter began with the well-worn idea that it takes a few decades to fully assess a … Continue reading

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Visualizing the Recovery (texts)

Lately, I’ve been enjoying the visualization tool Wordle, which was created by folks at IBM Research Visual Communication Lab. Wordle creates word clouds of any text you supply. It can also draw text from a blog or rss feed. The … Continue reading

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A taste of things to come?

While Congress debates what to do about our economic crisis, a group of Chicago workers have taken matters into their own hands. Last week managers at Chicago’s Republic Windows announced that the company would shut down in three days, and … Continue reading

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That was fast

President-elect Obama’s new website:  Change.gov . More later, but first my impression is, wow, this is really happening.  Also, note the headline quote: Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children … Continue reading

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Viva Obama: Organizer-in-Chief

I’m at a loss for words.  So I’ll just post one of my favorite campaign songs and get back to work.

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Labor Day Thoughts

Summer is officially over as Labor Day passes.  Since I’ve been off-line since late July, I wanted to post a few thoughts. First, I just read the news that Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! was arrested in St. Paul while … Continue reading

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The fundamental interest in liberty and personal autonomy

Finally catching up on the California Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage (See reports in the SF Chronicle, LA Times and NY Times). I believe all but one of the court are Republican-appointed so their decision to overturn a voter … Continue reading

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