Meanwhile, I still can’t believe CNN covered the Bachmann train wreck.
|By: Blue Texan Thursday January 27, 2011 4:47 am|
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday January 26, 2011 10:30 am|
If I were President Obama’s English professor, I would take points off for not footnoting his sources.
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday January 26, 2011 6:01 am|
But after listening to and reading his speech, I’m struck by how disconnected that speech is from the harsh realities facing the country. To be sure, the President notes that in some areas, America is falling behind China or India and is ranked 9th, or umpteenth, or something other than “we’re number one!” So what? Is that really the problem we should worry about?
|By: Blue Texan Wednesday January 26, 2011 4:48 am|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 25, 2011 6:06 pm|
|By: David Dayen Tuesday January 25, 2011 5:45 pm|
Much of tonight is about a plan to “win the future” – ironically the buzzword that Newt Gingrich frequently has used in the title of a book. This is a relentlessly optimistic, even jingoistic, speech about how America can stay on top in the future. He will say that “the world has changed” and He highlights “five pillars” for the future that are critical, in Obama’s view, to the economy. These are innovation, education, infrastructure, budget deficit, government reform. All of this is part of the “Sputnik moment” to react to competition from overseas and make America a leader again. I join this call for a Sputnik moment by endorsing better data collection of radio-signal distribution in the ionosphere. What, have we all forgotten the real meaning of Sputnik?
|By: Blue Texan Tuesday January 25, 2011 10:30 am|
The 2006 midterms were a disaster of biblical proportions for the Bush administration and the Republican Party. They lost the House, the Senate, and a raft of governors’ mansions and state legislatures. It was much worse than the “shellacking” the Democrats took last November. And how did George W. Bush respond to the American people’s complete rejection of the Republican agenda? He doubled down on it.
|By: Peterr Saturday January 22, 2011 9:00 am|
Next week is the State of the Union address, and I thought I’d offer a little last minute, unsolicited advice to the president and the White House speechwriters. Some may think it presumptuous, but as one of “we, the people,” I think it’s allowable. It’s not like they have to take the advice, after all . . . but it sure would be nice to see and hear something like this.