Tagged: Obama

timeline of progress

Timeline Of Progress Shows How And Why Trumpists Can’t Win

  Michelle Krupa’s article “America is changing. Bigoted slurs, immigration bans and racist rallies can’t change that” is a fascinating look at how far we’ve come in America from our first census in 1790 until the present day when it comes to immigration, sexual orientation, and minority business ownership, representation...

democrats

1000 Seats Here, 1000 Seats There, It’s Puro For Democrats

  During the Obama Administration, Democrats experienced a net loss of 1,042 state and federal posts, including congressional and state legislative seats, governorships, and the presidency. Democratic U.S. Senate seats fell from 55 to 46. The share of the House plummeted from 256 seats to 194. Democratic governerships also became...

trump ban

Trump Ban Is Analogous To Nothing Obama Did As President

The justification for Trump’s recent ban on Muslims has been “Obama did it first.” Well, Obama didn’t do it first. In fact, Obama did no such thing. There are at least three differences between what Obama enacted, and what Trump and his supporters are claiming are actions similar to Obama’s....

Iran

How We Finally Arrived At A Nuclear Deal With Iran

After more than 10 years of negotiations to address Iran’s nuclear policy, a nuclear deal has finally been reached. We have certainly entered a new phase in our relationship with Iran. This is the end of a long and harrowing diplomatic journey.   Iran Was Our Ally Under Shah Mohammad...

Obama

Obama Shocks Racists in Fascinating Podcast

I’m a regular listener to the WTF podcast by Marc Maron because, duh, I do standup comedy and like long-form conversations. When I heard that Maron landed POTUS for a talk, my curiosity was piqued. Would Maron make it about himself? Would he somehow bring up Lorne Michaels (as he...

baltimore

Baltimore: You Were Not Paying Attention – Part 6

  Beware of the forked tongue…   Its been bothering me that folks are talking two ways with the same mouth. I was disappointed that Obama called the Baltimore youth “criminals and thugs”. It didn’t sit well with me. I really tried to understand his diplomatic obligation (I have a...

worst behavior

On Our Worst Behavior: We Never Love Us

  The terms really don’t matter: bullying, dissing, throwing shade. They all serve the purpose to undermine and show mankind on our worst behavior.   From the beginning of civilization, it has been human nature to put another down. Jealousy, anger, and insecurity breathe negativity and callous behavior, bringing out the...