Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Tag: Barack Obama

Examining Trump’s wiretap claim

It is the responsibility of the politician making a claim to provide information to support it. But Trump has failed to do so.

The problem isn’t Trump, it’s bigger

While we resist, we also need to promote a positive agenda of what we want to see.

Publish, punish, and pardon

Nine Things Obama Could Do Before Leaving Office to Reveal the Nature of the National Security State

What Obama’s Climate Legacy Tells Us About Executive Power

Incremental progress beats no progress. But the climate needs all hands, and all branches of government, on deck.

Groups Ask Clinton For “Unequivocal Statement” On Lame-Duck TPP Vote

“Your continued leadership is sadly necessary as President Obama refuses to abandon this unpopular deal.”

Obama’s Nomination Insurance for Plutocracy

Obama can call Garland moderate and Republicans can call him liberal, but on the most important question of 2016 he is neither.

Obama’s Kabuki Theater

Does the 17th-century Japanese art form sum up the White House's production of the Trans-Pacific Partnership? If we're talking about elaborate sets and costuming, rhythmic dialogue and stylized acting, then we would have to say so.

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A good news storyline: Trump repudiated, Biden steady but insufficient. Enter systemic reformers.

Biden is no FDR. To expect systemic reform from Biden is naive but to envision him as a stepping stone is good progressive strategy.

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"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

It could have been different

And keep in mind, when assessing this world I’m going to leave behind to those I hold near and dear, that Covid-19 is hardly the worst of it. Behind that pandemic is something so much worse.