Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

White House Blog: Thursday, December 20

Friday, December 21st, 2012

The House Republicans’ Spending Reduction Act of 2012 Will Hurt Middle Class Families

The House Republicans introduced a bill last night, The Spending Reduction Act of 2012, that would negatively impact the American people in several ways.

I’ve been spending so much time “studying” facebook that I’ve neglected this blog. That’s all about to change even though the first few steps can be measured in picas.

I might go to the inauguration in January.


Bad News!

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Ed Kent is a former Brooklyn College philosophy professor who seems to read everything and then disseminates the information. I sort through his choice tidbits for material to post on the WORD Blog.

One of his latest:

I feel some sympathy for Obama trying to figure how to cope what almost seems to be a new major problem each day.

To run down the list:

The rest is here.

A Quote Too Good to Be Overlooked

Sunday, November 7th, 2010

Okay, I know lots and lots of folks – trash-ers as well as supplicants — read the NY Times and  post the readings all over the place as if no one else reads the Times like they do. But this quote was too good to be overlooked and my students are in the back of my mind when they aren’t in the front:

This is a snapshot of a whiplashed country that (understandably) doesn’t know whose butt to kick first. Frank Rich, NY Times, November 6, 2010.

What News Sources Are My Students Reading About the Economy?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

I have no idea.

My two news writing and one journalism ethics/responsibility courses  were given assignments inquiring about the economy’s dire effects on families, friends, neighbors and, indirectly, of course, themselves. Otherwise, I’m not sure how much and what they are referencing.

I can hardly wait to see what they bring turn in. Except for one student who said she believe that the assignment was seemed, in so many words, intrusive, there were no other responses from the three classes.

Yet …


FAIR: Best of the Blog Weekly Round Up – Some

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

FAIR, the national media watch group offering well-documented criticism of media bias and censorship. since 1986.

Someone Has to Defend Goldman Sachs
4/26/2010 by Peter Hart
And that someone is Fareed Zakaria, in columns published in the Washington Post (“Cool the Goldman Rage”) and in the Post-owned Newsweek. Zakaria is unimpressed by the SEC’s fraud case against Goldman Sachs; he likens the firm’s mortgage securities bonds to someone placing a bet against the New York Yankees.
Click here for article.


Ralph Nader Was Right About Barack Obama – Column

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

By Chris Hedges
Posted March 1 @ truthdig

We owe Ralph Nader and Cynthia McKinney an apology. They were right about Barack Obama. They were right about the corporate state. They had the courage of their convictions and they stood fast despite wholesale defections and ridicule by liberals and progressives.

A compelling last paragraph: (more…)

For Ethnic Communities, a Year of Stimulus Not Enough

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

New America Media, Commentary, Aaron Glantz, Posted: February 20, 2010

It was one year ago that this week that President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus package. It’s the biggest investment in our country since the Great Depression, but in this commentary I show how for most of us, a year of stimulus is not enough.


CNN Quashes Watchdog Group’s Ad Campaign

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

CNN announced on Tuesday that it would not air ads produced by the media watchdog group, Media Matters. The group’s ads pressure CNN to direct Lou Dobbs away from further questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama’s birth certificate.

The host’s now infamous “birther conspiracy” broadcasts struck a chord with racist paranoiacs around the country when he insisted that Obama produce his original birth certificate for the sake of what Dobbs terms “transparency.” (more…)

Honestly This Time: The Final WORD on Obama-Gates-Crowley

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Two sentences provide clarity about the driving forces of this particular race drama: If there was a teachable moment in this incident, it could be found in how some powerful white people well beyond Cambridge responded to it. That reaction is merely the latest example of how the inexorable transformation of America into a white-minority country in some 30 years — by 2042 in the latest Census Bureau estimate — is causing serious jitters, if not panic, in some white establishments.”

— Frank Rich, New York Times, Column, August 2, 2009
Click here for his column

A Historical Moment: Should President Barack Obama Have Called the Cambridge Police Officer’s Actions “Stupid”?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

He did and his comments were heard around the world. [Google results: 1,230,000 for obama calls cambridge cop stupid]